Today, we are going to continue to multiply fractions by whole numbers.
Have a look at the in focus question below.
What do you think this word problem is asking? What do you think you need to calculate?
That's right, we need to calculate 8 x 2/3.
We had a go at calculating fractions like these yesterday. What do you think the answer is?
Have a look below to see if you were right.
How can we calculate 8 x 2/3?
That’s right. Think about the rule from yesterday,
8 x 2 = 16 and the denominator stays the same so the answer would be 16/3.
Now, lets change this to a mixed fraction.
Well done, this is 5 1/3 because 16 divided by 3 is 5 with 1 remainder so we would write this as 5 and 1/3. The denominator has still stayed as 3.
Now have a go at the guided practice section below and answer in your home learning book.
Remember the rule for multiplying whole numbers and fractions.
Multiply the whole number by the numerator and this will be our answer for the numerator and our denominator stays the same.
Remember sometimes you may need to convert an improper fraction into a mixed fraction and some answers may need to be given in their simplest form.
Now complete worksheet 16 below which will be sent to you on Seesaw.
Q1 has been partly filled in for you to show you how to complete the rest of the questions. You should follow the same steps.
In the final box on 1a, you need to give 30/5 in its simplest form. What do you think it would be?