Multiplication Word Problems with Fractions

Videos to help Grade 4 students learn how to solve word problems involving the multiplication of a whole number and a fraction including those involving line plots.

Topic G: Repeated Addition of Fractions as Multiplication

Common Core Standards: 4.NF.4, 4.MD.4, 4.OA.2, 4.MD.2

NYS Common Core Grade 4 Module 5, Lesson 40

Lesson 40 Concept Development

Problem 1:
The chart shows the heights, in feet, of some football players. Use the data to create a line plot at the bottom of this page and to answer the questions below.
a. What is the difference in the height of the tallest and shortest players?
b. Player I and Player B have a combined height that is 1 1/8 feet taller than a school bus. What is the height of a school bus?
Problem 2:
One of the players on the team is now 4 times as tall as he was at birth, when he measured 1 5/8 feet. Who is the player?
Lesson 40 Problem Set 1

1. The chart to the right shows the height of some football players. Use the data to create a line plot at the bottom of this page and to answer the questions below. a. What is the difference in height of the tallest and shortest player? b. Player I and Player B have a combined height that is 1 1/8 feet taller than a school bus. What is the height of a school bus?

Lesson 40 Problem Set 2

2. One of the players on the team is now 4 times as tall as he was at birth, when he measured 1 5/8 feet. Who is the player?
Lesson 40 Homework

1. The chart to the right shows the total monthly rainfall for a city. Use the data to create a line plot at the bottom of this page and to answer the following questions.
2. What is the difference in rainfall from the wettest and driest months?
4. What is the combined rainfall amount for the summer months of June, July, and August?
6. In which months did it rain twice as much as it rained in December?