Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Spring Progress Monitoring and Instructional Strategies 5.NF.5

Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing), by: (5.NF.5)

  1. Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication.
  2. Explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number (recognizing multiplication by whole numbers greater than 1 as a familiar case); explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number; and relating the principle of fraction equivalence a/b = (n×a)/(n×b) to the effect of multiplying a/b by 1.
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