# Fractions | Multiply Fractions and Convert to Mixed Numbers

## Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers (with Word Problems) | Convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

### 16 Step-by-Step Math Lessons | Special Education Math Intervention | Fourth Grade Math Level

This **Multiplying Fractions **and **Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers** lesson workbook includes an example **IEP goal**, 16 step-by-step math **lessons**, a **review** and **assessment**. This evidence-based math intervention is tied to fourth grade standards and is great for special education math goals and tier 2 small group math interventions (RTI).

These sequential lessons are easy to teach, with **enough material for 3+ weeks of instruction!**

These lessons **introduce students to multiplying fractions**. Multiplying proper fractions can be introduced after students have learned to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. A mix of multiplication, addition, and subtraction problems are included. Students must learn to discriminate between the multiplication strategy (multiply across the top and bottom) and the addition/subtraction strategy (work only across the top).

An additional skill, **converting improper fractions to mixed and whole numbers**, is also taught in this workbook. Students learn to recognize when a fraction is greater than 1 and then divide to find the equivalent mixed or whole number. Picture models are used in several lessons to promote understanding of concepts behind the steps.

**Word problems involving multiplying a fraction and a whole number **are included. Plenty of space and visual structure is given for students to multiply and then divide if necessary to convert the answer to a mixed number. Students are not asked to reduce fractions in this workbook.

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## This PDF Download Includes:

16 Lessons

1 Review

1 Test

85 Pages

3+ Weeks of Instruction

## Students Will Be Able To:

- Multiply proper fractions
- Construct fractions equal to 1
- Find fractions greater than 1
- Rewrite fractions as mixed numbers
- Rewrite whole numbers as fractions
- Multiply a fraction by a whole number
- Multiply fractions by a whole number and convert answers to mixed or whole numbers
- Solve word problems

### Lessons Are Tied to These Fourth Grade Math Standards:

- Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number. (CCSS 4.NF.B.4)
- Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number (CCSS 4.NF.B.4.c)

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