Students learn how to calculate the product of mixed numbers and top heavy fractions using cross-simplifying. As learning progresses this is linked to finding the area of rectangles with lengths as mixed numbers. More able students consider squares and cubes of mixed numbers.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to calculate the product of two top-heavy fractions.
- Most students should be able to calculate the simplified product of two or more mixed numbers.
- Some students should be able to calculate the cube of a mixed number using cross-simplifying.