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Reducing Before Multiplying Fractions. NS 2.1 Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication , and division of positive fractions and explain why a particular operation was used for a given situation. Today’s objective: learn how to multiply fractions

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### Reducing Before Multiplying Fractions

NS 2.1 Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive fractions and explain why a particular operation was used for a given situation.

• Today’s objective: learn how to multiply fractions
• Learning target: Answer at least 3 of the 4 fraction multiplication problems correctly on the exit ticket.

It is easier to multiply together smaller numbers.

• Why reduce before multiplying fractions?

By dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same number: