Same & Different: Geoboard Fractions

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A: A geoboard with a rectangle 2 sections by 3 sections. 1-half times 3-fourths. B: A geoboard with a rectangle 1 section by 2 sections. 1-fourth times 1-half.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that shows fraction multiplication. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.