Education Technology

Multiplication In Disguise

Published on 08/19/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students explore the transformation of a division problem into a multiplication problem. Students will see the transformation of dividing whole numbers as well as fractions. They also use the numerical algorithm used to divide fractions to discover patterns.

Key Steps

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    In the first part of the activity, students will compare related division and multiplication problems for both whole numbers and fractions. From this comparison, students will determine how to change a division problem into a multiplication problem.

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    Discuss the material from the activity pages with students as needed.