This video presents a visual model for solving a word problem involving the multiplication of fractions. The problem asks students to use the amount of bamboo that a panda eats in an hour to determine how much he eats in a quarter of an hour if he eats at a steady rate. The video ends with a challenge problem for students to model themselves. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use visual models to work through the challenge problem. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

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