### Lesson plan

# Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!

#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to illustrate products of whole numbers and fractions using number lines.

#### Introduction

*(5 minutes)*

- Have your students think, pair, and share an answer to the following question: What kinds of things can number lines show us?
- Note student responses for future reference.
- Explain to your class that today’s lesson teaches how to use number lines to illustrate the product of whole numbers and a fractions.

#### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

*(10 minutes)*

- Hand out the Illustrating Whole Number and Fraction Multiplication worksheet and and preview the two-step process.

#### Guided practise

*(10 minutes)*

- Lead your class through the two-step process for exercises 1, 6, and 11 of the Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Multiplication worksheet. Answer any clarifying questions.

#### Independent working time

*(15 minutes)*

- Have your students complete the remaining exercises of the Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Multiplication worksheet individually.

#### Differentiation

**Support**

- Add exercises 2, 7, and 12 to the guided lesson section, allowing students to hand off to one another during exercise solutions.

**Enrichment**

- Have students multiply whole numbers by larger unit fractions (i.e. instead of 8 x 1/3 or 1/5, try fractions like 2/3, 3/5, or 4/7).

#### Technology Integration

- Document cameras and or computers with projectors make for a great setup to display lesson materials in an interactive way on whiteboard using dry erase markers.

#### Assessment

*(5 minutes)*

- Show your student a number line illustrating 7 x ⅓ and have them explain the multiplication equation it represents.

#### Review and closing

*(10 minutes)*

- Review the answers whole class.
- Discuss: What kinds of
*Insights*Can we gain from solutions illustrated with number lines?