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Using Alice in Wonderland to Teach Multiplication of Fractions

Susan Taber 

January 2007, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 244

Abstract:
How the story of Alice in Wonderland helps students understand the operation of multiplying by a rational number less than 1 and related aspects of ratio and proportion. Activity sheets are included as well as guidelines on how to use the novel as a cross curricular activity.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Multiplication and Division
Similarity / Congruence