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# Solving Word Problems involving Multiplication of Fractions I.

Learning Objectives Cognitive: Solve word problems involving multiplication of fractions Psychomotor: Follow specific directions in solving word problems Affective: Show cooperation and sportsmanship in performing group work II. Learning Content Skill: Solving word problems involving multiplication of fractions Reference: BEC-PELC II.E.3.1 Materials: textbook, flash cards, charts where problems are written, learning activity sheet Values: Cooperation and sportsmanship III. Learning Experience A. Preparatory Activities 1. Drill Oral drill on basic multiplication facts using flash cards Ex. 2. Review What are the steps in solving word problems? 3. Motivation Are you ready for a contest on multiplication of fractions? Using flash cards, conduct a contest on multiplying fractions. Do this by groups. Emphasize to work cooperatively ana accept their losses if some groups win. Did the members of the group cooperate with one another? How? What did the loser group do? Is it important to be a good sport? Why? B. Developmental Activities

1. Presentation a. Present a word problem. Precious bought home 4 /5 of a round cake. She gave her brother 1 /3 of it. What part of the whole cake did she give to her brother? 1) Help them analyze the word problem. a) What is asked in the problem? b) What are the given facts? c) What operation will you use? d) Write the number sentence.e) What is the answer? 2) Show the multiplication sentence by computation. b. Read the problem. Answer the questions on your paper. Virgie had 8 /10 kilogram of carrots to sell. She sold of it. What part of a kilogram of carrots was left? 1) What is asked in the problem? 2) What are the given facts? 3) What is the word clue? 4) Determine the operation to be used. 5) Give the mathematical sentence for the problem. 6) What is the correct answer?

7) Draw a picture for the problem. c. Present a set of problems and let them solve these by groups. Ask a representative to explain their work. Solve for the following problems. 1) Joe jogs daily for hour. How long does he jog in a week? 2) Charisse found of a cake on the table. She ate of it. What part of the cake did she eat? 3) Peter bought 2 kilos of lanzones. He gave 1 /3 of it to me. What part of a kilo of lanzones did he give to me? 2. Generalization How do we solve word problems involving multiplication of fractions? In solving word problems involving multiplication of fractions, we must determine what is asked, what are given, and what is/are the word clue/s. Decide what operation to be used and what is the number sentence then solve the problem. C. Application Read and solve on your paper. Aling Myrna divided the bibingka into five equal parts. Nardo got one slice and gave half of the slice to Gerard. What part of the whole bibingka did Gerard get? IV. Evaluation For each of the problem, write what is asked and the mathematical sentence then solve for the answer. Do these on your paper. 1. Elvira had of a cake. She gave of it to her younger sister. What part of the whole cake did Elvira give away? 2. Dante had can of horse manure. He used of it to fertilize his garden plots. What part of the

can of horse manure did he use? Read and solve the problems. Follow the steps in problem solving.1. Catherine had 3 /5 metre of lace. She used 2 /3 of it for her project. What part of the lace was used for her project? 2. John had 4 /5 of the plot vacant. He planted of it with pechay. What part of the plot was planted with pechay? 3. Mrs. Garcia had 8 /10 kg of flour. She used kg of it for baking a pudding. How much flour did she used? Solve for the following problems. 1. In the hospital, 7 /10 cavan of rice is cooked in a day. How many cavans of rice is cooked in 1 /3 of a day? 2. Four-fifths of Benjie's garden is planted with vegetables. Of the vegetables planted, 7 /8 is

cabbage. What part of the garden is planted with cabbage? 3. Jojo has 2 /3 metre of string. He used of it for tying a small box. What part of the metre was used for tying the small box? V. Assignment Solve for the following problems. 1. Danny and Lily packed of the canned goods. Two-thirds of these were sardines. What part of the canned goods packed were sardines? 2. Mother cooked fried chicken for her son's birthday party. She prepared litre of cooking oil. However, she used only of it. What part of the cooking oil was used? 3. Elisa had 3/6 of a cake. She gave of it to her friend. What part of the whole cake did Elisa give away?