posted by stephanie .
begin with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. fold it 9accordion style to represent eighths and shad 5 of the 8 equal parts. Then fold and shade the paper to represent 1/3 of the 5/8. What is the multiplication problem being modeled? What is the solution?
That exercise demonstrates the problem 1/3 * 5/8 = ?
What do you think the answer is?