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At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify fractions that are equivalent by using visual fraction models.
See the fact file below for more information on identifying equivalent fractions or alternatively, you can download our 26-page Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Equivalent Fractions worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify fractions that are equivalent. They will also be able to explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
A Note for the Teacher
When teaching Equivalent Fractions, remember the following in your lesson:
- Understanding a fraction and illustrating a fraction from a number to a drawing;
- Understanding the difference between the numerator and denominator;
- Reinforce when teaching equivalent fractions that we can only multiply or divide when finding equivalent fractions;
- And whatever we do to the numerator, we must also do to the denominator.
Equivalent fractions are fractions that have the SAME VALUE but DIFFERENT NUMBERS. This sounds confusing, but it’s really simple!
For example, one-half can be expressed as ½. But two quarters expressed as 2/4 represents the equivalent amount. And if you look at the last illustration, we can see that 4/8, spoken as four eighths, is also the same amount.
Why is this? If we divide the numerators and the denominators by the same number, the fraction will keep its value.
Let’s take a closer look. See how they all amount to the same?
Now, look at the values of the fractions below. They are different, but the value is the same.
It is important to emphasize that a fraction can be multiplied OR divided to get equivalent fractions; however, it must be by the same number.
Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Equivalent Fractions CCSS 4.NF.1 Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Equivalent Fractions across 26 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use worksheets that align with the Common Core code 4.NF.1 for Equivalent Fractions.
Complete List of Included Worksheets
- A lesson plan
- Warm-up activity
- Math theory explained
- Assisted learning activities
- Independent learning activities
- Extension activities and games
- Answer keys
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