Bits and Pieces II:
Investigation 3: Multiplying Fractions
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Bits and Pieces II was created to help students make sense of one aspect of rational number: fraction operations. The investigations in this unit will help students to:

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Equivalent Fractions:  Fractions that have the same simplest form.

Hundredths Grid: a 10 by 10 grid

reduce: to put a fraction isn simpler form

reciprocal: two numbers whose product is 1. Easily gotten by 'flipping' the numerator & denominator. i.e. 2 * 1/2 = 1

Fraction:  Part of a whole number. Written in the form of a numerator and denominator

Numerator:  The part of the whole being used

Denominator: The whole of the fraction.  The number of equal pieces in the whole.

Common Denominator: When two fractions have the same denominator.
Used for addtion and subtraction operations.