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MS. KUNDROT 6 TH GRADE MATH Solving Fraction Word Problems Using Multiplication & Division

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What you will learn… How to solve real-world problems involving multiplication & division of fractions. How to analyze problems Distinguish when to multiply vs. divide How to apply skills to REAL LIFE!!

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How do we solve? Sam’s Doughnut Shop sold 1/3 as many chocolate doughnuts as cinnamon doughnuts. If they sold 1/5 of a tray of cinnamon doughnuts, how many trays of chocolate doughnuts did they sell? We Use Multiplication!

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Do NOT be intimidated by fractions.. Solve the word problem by breaking it down. BUCKBUCK ox the Question. nderline the Info Needed ircle Vocabulary nock out UN-needed Info

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Sam’s Doughnut Shop sold 1/3 as many chocolate doughnuts as cinnamon doughnuts. If they sold 1/5 of a tray of cinnamon doughnuts, how many trays of chocolate doughnuts did they sell? Now set up the Equation and Solve They sold 1/15 of a tray of chocolate doughnuts!

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How do we solve? A recipe calls for 1/3 cup of sugar per serving. How many cups of sugar are needed to make 10 servings? Convert to a Mixed Number Cups of Sugar are Needed

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A. 1/4 B. 3/7 C. 1/5 D. 2/9 Your Turn! At Wacky’s Arcade, 1/2 of the games are racing games. Among the racing games, 2/5 are motorcycle- racing games. What fraction of the games at Wacky's Arcade are motorcycle-racing games? Great Job!!!

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Additional Instruction Still having trouble? Let’s check out this Kahn Academy video…

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Activity Move into Your Groups of Four. Let’s Play Jeopardy!

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Word Problems Maxine made 5/8 of a quart of hot chocolate. Each mug holds 1/8 of a quart. How many mugs will she be able to fill? SET UP EQUATION & DIVIDE! Keep Reduce… 5 Mugs! Flip Change

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EXAMPLE TAKE NOTES as you watch this VIDEO! Click Here

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ACTIVITY-Think Pair Share A factory uses 3/10 of a barrel of raisins in each batch of cookies. Yesterday, the factory used 3/5 of a barrel of raisins. How many batches of cookies did the factory make yesterday?

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Keep Flip Change Reduce to Solve Batches of Cookies! Write Equation:

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Sources Kahn Academy. (Aug 7, 2010). Multiplying Fractions Word Problem, U02_L2_T1_we4. Retrieved from Kahn Academy. (Aug 7, 2010). Dividing Fractions Word Problem U02_L2_T3_we5. Retrieved from

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