Miss Zohoranacky's Class
Multiplying Mixed Fractions is Our New Everest
The denominator and the whole number get multiplied together. This is because 2 and 5/6 is saying that you have 6/6 twice and then 5/6 leftover. In order to help your children with this step encourage them to write (2 x 6)/6 in order to help them have a better understanding of what is going on.
The way this picture shows the process, you need to remember your orders of operation! First, you would multiple the 2 and 6, talked about in Step 1. Second, you would add the numerator, 5. 5 is added to the product in order to see how many sixths you have.
This shows the solution to the product of 2 and 6 along with 5 being added. In order to help with understanding, once again, encourage your child to write the information (2 x 6 +5)/6. A problem that some of the students are having is bringing the denominator back in after it seems to disappear from the problem.
Video of Mixed Fraction to Improper Fractions
Multiplying Fractions and Final Answer
This site goes through the entire process for one problem. There are also quizzes at the bottom. E-mail me your results once you have finished the quiz. The quizzes do say that they are at a sixth grade level. Skip the ones with negatives.