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Using Alice in Wonderland to Teach Multiplication of Fractions

Susan Taber 

January 2007, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 244

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.

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