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CPM Course 1 – Chapter 5

Multiplying Fractions and Area

 In this chapter, students will develop a conceptual understanding of  multiplying fractions and decimals.   The themes are multiplying fractions and area. During this chapter:

  • Students develop strategies and rules for finding the area of quadrilaterals and triangles, and find the area of complex shapes.
  • Students multiply fractions decimals, and mixed numbers beginning with models and then using algorithms.

Homework help for this chapter is here

Homework help offers tips, strategies and sometimes solutions for every homework question in this chapter.


  • Parent Guide from CPM for this chapter is here
  • Khan academy videos on area are here and multiplying fractions are here