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# Simplify to Multiply – Multiplying Fractions Worksheet

• Updated:  02 Feb 2023

Practice how to simplify fractions before multiplying with this worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

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teaching resource

# Simplify to Multiply – Multiplying Fractions Worksheet

• Updated:  02 Feb 2023

Practice how to simplify fractions before multiplying with this worksheet.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

Practice how to simplify fractions before multiplying with this worksheet.

## Multiplying Fractions Worksheet

Are your students learning how to multiply fractions? They may have learned a few ways to approach problems such as these. Students may multiply and then simplify the answer, or they may tackle these problems a bit differently. This worksheet focuses on simplifying fractional factors before multiplying. This is often helpful because the students then are working with smaller numbers, which may be easier for computation.

With this worksheet, students will solve 8 questions where they must simplify each fractional factor before multiplying. Additionally, students will solve two word problems to reinforce this skill. Students may need to simplify both numerators and denominators or just one set.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

If there are students who need an additional challenge, have them create their own problems and solve them. They can then work backward by writing a word problem to match their equation.

For students who need a bit of support, provide students with a multiplication chart to help with basic facts. Additionally, this activity can be completed in a small group or 1-on-1 setting.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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This resource was created by Jillian Sloane, a teacher in West Virginia and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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