# Matching Shaded Shapes

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed as a matching activity to associate multiplication expressions involving fractions and whole numbers with their corresponding visual models. There are four multiplication problems, each consisting of a whole number to be multiplied by a fraction. To the right are visual models depicting circles and squares divided into equal parts with certain portions shaded to represent fractions. The task for students is to draw lines connecting each multiplication expression to the visual model that correctly shows the product.

The worksheet is intended to teach students how to visually interpret the multiplication of fractions with whole numbers. By matching the expressions to visual models, students can see the practical representation of fractions as parts of a whole and understand the concept of multiplying these parts by a number. This exercise helps students to grasp the abstract concept of fraction multiplication in a tangible way. It also encourages the development of spatial reasoning as they visualize the partitioning of shapes and the grouping of these partitions in the context of multiplication.