We discuss each one and how it relates back to multiplication and division.My students then use this chart (and the printable version I provide – available for free in the next section) to support them as they solve word problems.
Here are my go-to introductory word problems for when I first introduce multiplying and dividing fractions (again I introduce each one separately).
I prefer to use fudge for all of my introductory word problems because I love fudge, my students love it, the contexts make sense and are relatable, and it is almost an inside joke between us by the middle of the year.
Those fraction word problems are always pretty tricky for my students.
The first year that I taught multiplying and dividing fractions, I really had to spend some time breaking down the concepts myself in order to best help my students.
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I also use student names or teacher names in the problems whenever possible and friendly fractions for easy modeling and visualizing.
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