# 5th Grade Multiplying Fractions Lesson Plan

## Topic: Multiplying Fractions

### Objectives & Outcomes

• Students will be able to multiply fractions with like and unlike denominators.

### Materials

• Fraction rings or manipulatives of some kind (such as unifix cubes or counters)
• Fraction sheets or worksheets with fractions problems for students to solve

### Warm-up

• Review the concept of fractions and what they represent.
• Ask students to give examples of fractions they have seen before, and explain how to multiply fractions.

### Direct Instruction

• Introduce the concept of multiplying fractions with unlike denominators.
• Show how to rewrite the fractions as fractions with the same denominator, and then multiply the numerators.
• Demonstrate how to simplify the fraction after multiplying the numerators.
• Explain the importance of checking the final result by reducing the resulting fraction to its lowest form.

### Guided Practice

• Have students work in pairs to complete a set of practice problems on multiplying fractions with unlike denominators.
• Walk around the classroom and provide assistance as needed.

### Independent Practice

• Have students work on a project-based activity in which they create a multiplication table for a given fraction. They should use a variety of different fraction models (decimals, fractions with like and unlike denominators, prime decomposition) to find the fractions needed for the table.

### Closure

• Review the key points of the lesson, including the process for multiplying fractions, the concept of like and unlike denominators, and the importance of checking the final answer.
• Ask students to share their fraction multiplication tables and explain how they used different fraction models to create them.

### Assessment

• Observe students during the independent practice activity to assess their understanding of the process for multiplying fractions.
• Have students complete a short quiz or worksheet to check their ability to multiply fractions with like and unlike denominators.