## Multiplying Unit Fractions – Using the Area Model worksheet

Suitable for Year groups: 8, 9
GCSE Tier:
Foundation
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Prerequisite knowledge: Shading rectangles to represent unit fractions.
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## Multiplying Unit Fractions – Using the Area Model worksheet description

Using the area model to multiply fractions is a visual and intuitive method that helps students understand the concept of fraction multiplication. This method involves drawing a rectangle to represent the whole and then dividing it into smaller parts vertically and horizontally to represent the fractions being multiplied.

Section A and B begin with an example. In Section A, each fraction is represented in its own rectangle before being combined in order to complete the multiplication across five questions. Both the question and answer is represented in one rectangle in section B and here students are required to divide the whole into the correct fractions themselves.

All fractions to be multiplied are until fractions and questions include squaring fractions.
At the end of the worksheet, pupils are asked to comment on anything they notice.

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