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Fractions: Multiplying with Halves

In this worksheet, students multiply fractions.

'Fractions: Multiplying with Halves' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems with Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, multiply 1/2 by whole numbers and then write the number of halves in different ways.

 

Example

Work out

 

5  × 
1

2
 =
 

 

Answer

Use these 5 half apples to help.

Half apple Half apple     Half apple Half apple     Half apple

 

We can make two whole apples and a spare half.

Whole apple Whole apple     Half apple

 

We can write the answer like this:

5 ×
1

2
=  
5

2
= 2
1

2
 = two and a half

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