Rectangle Multiplication of Fractions

Use this virtual manipulate to graphically demonstrate, explore, and practice multiplying fractions.

The grid shows two fractions multiplied together by showing one fraction in red on the left and another in blue on the bottom of a grid. The area of the overlapping region shown in purple is the product (result of multiplying) the fractions.

The equations to the right of the grid show the same product that is represented on the grid.

Change the numerators of the multiplied fractions by dragging the sliders. Change the denominators of the multiplied fractions by clicking on the spinner (up and down arrow) buttons.

With the Show Me option selected, the virtual manipulative is used to demonstrate and explore the multiplication of fractions.

Select the Test Me option to be given a problem to solve. After specifying your answer on the grid, click the Check button to see if you are correct.