16. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a whole number times a fraction.
a. Model and explain how a non-unit fraction can be represented by a whole number times the unit fraction.
Example: 9/8=9 x 1/8
b. Extend previous understanding of multiplication to multiply a whole number times any fraction less than one.
Example: 4 x 2/3= 4 x 2/3= 8/3
c. Solve word problems involving multiplying a whole number times a fraction using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Examples: 3 x 1/2, 6 x 1/8
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