Multiplication can be thought of as the first number telling how much to take of the second number. To model 1/2 × 1/3, represent a whole as a yellow hexagon and 1/3 as a blue rhombus. Next take 1/2 of the blue rhombus. A green triangle is 1/2 of a blue rhombus, so 1/2 × 1/3 equals 1/6.
Multiplying Fractions using the Brainingcamp Pattern Blocks virtual manipulative.
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