Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

What if you set the stage for students to discover how to multiply fractions?

How many different ways can you make this fraction division statement true using only the digits one through nine?

How many different ways can you make this fraction multiplication statement true using only the digits one through nine?

How many different ways can you make this fraction division math statement true using only the digits one through nine?

How many different ways can you make this fraction multiplication statement true using only the digits one through nine?

What does it *look like* to multiply fractions?