# Multiplying Fractions Worksheet

• Section 1 of the multiplying fractions problems worksheet contains 20+ skills-based multiplying fractions questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 4 applied multiplying fractions questions with a mix of multiplying fractions word problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style multiplying fractions questions
• Answer keys and a mark scheme for all multiplying fractions questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Multiplying fractions a glance

Multiplication of fractions is more straightforward than adding or subtracting fractions, because a common denominator is not required if the question includes different denominators. It is important however that students are confident with equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions.

To multiply two fractions, simply multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators. The answer should always be written in its simplest form by cancelling common factors from the numerator and denominator.

A mixed number (or mixed fraction) has both an integer (whole number) part and a proper fraction part. To multiply mixed numbers we need to convert the mixed number into an improper fraction in its lowest terms before following the steps above.

For fraction multiplication problems involving particularly large numerators and denominators, cross cancelling can be used to reduce the size of the numbers that need to be multiplied. Here we can cancel a common factor from the numerator of the first fraction and the denominator of the second, or vice versa – working in a ‘cross’ to cancel.

Once students have mastered multiplying fractions, they can move on to dividing whole numbers by unit fractions, and then dividing a fraction by another fraction.

Students can then continue their understanding of multiplying fractions with additional number worksheets, for example a or a

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