**Essential Questions**

**Essential Questions**

- How does understanding "parts of parts" help with multiplying fractions and mixed numbers?
- How does multiplying fractions relate to the multiplication of decimals?
- How does the value of a number (smaller or larger than one) affect the size of the product?
- How do I find the area of shapes, including rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids?
- How can we use what we know about the areas of basic shapes to find the areas of complex shapes?

**Concepts**

**Concepts**

- Fractions and mixed numbers can be multiplied using a part of another part.
- Fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals will be calculated through multiplication.
- The product of fractors will be predicted based on their value in relation to one.
- Rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids share relationships through area.
- Basic shares will be used to solve the area of complex shapes.

**Skills**

**Skills**

- Connect how to calculate a part of another part with multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.
- Calculate how to multiply fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
- Predict the product of factors based on their value in relation to one.
- Investigate and compare the areas of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids.
- Apply the areas of basic shapes to solve the area of complex shapes.

__Vocabulary__

__Vocabulary__

**New Vocabulary Terms:**

- base*
- height*
- parallel*
- perpendicular*
- quadrilateral*
- trapezoid*
- triangle*

**Old Vocabulary Terms:**

- area
- dimensions
- generic rectangle
- mixed numbers
- product
- ratio