Improve understanding of how to multiply mixed numbers with this set of 24 word problem task cards.
Multiplying Mixed Numbers – Word Problems
This set of task cards provides a fun and engaging way for students to practice multiplying mixed numbers. Each card features a real-world word problem that requires students to use their understanding of multiplication and mixed numbers to find the solution. The cards are ideal for use in a variety of settings, including independent work, small group instruction, or as a formative assessment tool. With 24 task cards included, students will have ample opportunities to build their confidence and fluency in multiplying mixed numbers. Give your students a powerful tool for mastering this important mathematical concept!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this set of task cards to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
For students who need additional support, provide them with a multiplication chart to help with basic facts. Additionally, invite students to reference anchor charts and posters to help students recall the steps of multiplying mixed numbers.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to write their own word problems where they must multiply mixed numbers.
🛴 Scoot Activity
Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point.
👋 Exit Ticket
Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook.
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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring.
Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Multiplying Mixed Numbers – Word Problem Worksheet
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Multiplying Mixed Numbers – Worksheet
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Strengthen student understanding of how to multiply mixed numbers with this match-up activity.
Strengthen student understanding of fractional operations with this multiplying mixed numbers worksheet.
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