Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers

Partners create integer multiplication word problems and swap them to solve, followed by altering the problem to use rational numbers. By working with word problems involving multiplication and division of rational numbers, pupils strengthen their understanding of the rules for rational number multiplication and division. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities for the class to practice solving multiplication and division problems that do not have context
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand what is meant by the phrase change to income
  • Scholars should be familiar with the rules for multiplying and dividing integers
  • 15th segment in a series of 25
Pros

  • Class work contains multiplication fluency practice
  • The work connects the rules for multiplying integers to the rules formultiplying any rational number
Cons

  • None
Common Core