Approaches and methodologies
 

Multiplication

Fold a sheet of paper into halves in one direction and into thirds in the other direction.

How many equal parts?
How many equal parts in one third?
How many in half of one third?

Use the same method to find:

a) two thirds of three quarters
b) three quarters of two thirds

Are they the same?

Use the same method to find three fifths of a third.