This worksheet is a collection of problems focused on multiplying fractions using the technique of cross cancellation. Cross cancellation is a method where common factors between the numerators and denominators of two fractions are eliminated before performing the multiplication, which simplifies the process. The worksheet includes sixteen problems, each with two fractions to be multiplied. Students are expected to solve these problems by applying cross cancellation and write their answers in the provided spaces.
The aim of this worksheet is to teach students how to efficiently multiply fractions by simplifying them first through cross cancellation. This method helps reduce fractions to their simplest form before multiplication, which can make the arithmetic process quicker and the final multiplication easier to compute. It encourages mental calculation skills and a deeper understanding of the relationship between numerators and denominators in fractions. By practicing with this worksheet, students can improve their ability to handle fraction multiplication and simplify complex fractions in their mathematical work.