In this lesson on multiplying fractions, Mr. Hansen uses visual aids to demonstrate the concept. Using everyday objects such as a pan of lasagna, he shows how multiplying fractions involves taking a piece of a piece, resulting in a smaller product. Through examples such as 1/2 times 3/4 and 2/3 times 1/5, he highlights how the denominator of the answer represents equal parts of a whole, while the numerator shows how many of those parts are shaded. Overall, this video tutorial provides a clear understanding of how multiplying fractions works.
A video tutorial presenting a visual examination of how multiplying fractions really works.
Courtesy of Mr. Hansen of www.mrhansen.net.