MULTIPLY WITH NUMBER LINE MODELS
SHOW COLOR
EXPLAIN
SHOW INPUT

# DESIGNING MULTIPLY FRACTIONS INSTRUCTIONS

Multiply with Number Line Models uses Number lines to demonstrate multiplication of fractions.

You can input the two factors for a multiplication of fractions example. The first factor must be less than 6 and the second factor must be less than 4.

If you want just a whole number for the first or second factor, type in 0 (zero) for a numerator. If you do not want a whole number, type in 0 (zero) for the whole number. Do not type in 0 for the denominator.

With this program you can demonstrate a mixed number times a mixed number.

Uncheck the <EXPLAIN> check box to turn off the answer and the explanation. You can ask your students to complete the number sentence.

Uncheck the <SHOW INPUT> check box to make the input dialog boxes work like a password input boxes, hiding the numbers you input. With <EXPLAIN> and <SHOW INPUT> unchecked you can ask your students to write a number sentence that explains the picture.

With <EXPLAIN> and <SHOW COLOR> unchecked you can ask your students to complete the picture by shading the product and completing a number sentence that explains the picture.

The below image was made by entering 2 1/3 for the first factor and 1 1/2 for the second factor. The product is 3 1/2. You can see in the picture two whole units, two 1/2 units, a one-third unit and a 1/6 unit. :Added together you have 1+1 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1/2 + 1/6 or 3 1/2 units.

See Some Number System Properties for more suggestions for using this page to show some important math principles.

WINDOWS COMPUTERS

You may copy the screen by pressing <Print Screen> on the keyboard. This copies the screen into Windows Clipboard™. The screen can then be pasted into Windows Paint™ or your favorite imaging program. Windows Paint™ will allow you to crop, print, or save the image.

Windows 7 users can use the Snipping Tool™ to capture any part of the screen you wish. These images can be edited and saved in PNG, GIF(recommended) or JPEG formats.