Multiply Fractions by Fractions Video Tutorial

Teacher Specific Information

In this Multiply Fractions by Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to multiply fractions using pictorial representations and times tables. He takes pupils through multiplying proper fractions by proper fractions using a block diagram to start with, and then by multiplying the numerator by the numerator, and the denominator by the denominator with no pictorial representations. Throughout the video, there are questions for pupils to answer. Martin uses key vocabulary such as numerator, denominator and multiple.

This video will be useful for children to watch at home or for extra support as part of an intervention, or whole class activity.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination

Mathematics Year 6: (6F3) Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1

Mathematics Year 6: (6F4) Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

Mathematics Year 6: (6F5a) Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 x 1/2 = 1/8