# State As a Multiplication Sentence

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a visual exercise in multiplying fractions with whole numbers, where students are required to match visual models to the correct multiplication sentences. Each model consists of shapes like squares and circles divided into equal parts with some parts shaded, which represents a fraction of the whole. For each visual model, there are four multiple-choice options, each a different multiplication sentence consisting of a whole number multiplied by a fraction. The students’ task is to select the sentence that correctly represents the shaded portion of the visual model.

The worksheet teaches students to understand the concept of fractions through visual representation and how to relate this to multiplication sentences involving whole numbers and fractions. It reinforces the ability to visually interpret fractions as parts of a whole and connect this understanding to the corresponding mathematical expressions. This helps develop the skill of translating between different representations of mathematical concepts, a fundamental aspect of mathematical literacy. Moreover, it encourages critical thinking as students must analyze each visual model and determine which of the multiple-choice options accurately represents the model’s shaded portion.