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Equivalent Fractions | 1- Fractions Equivalent to One-Half (1/2) | 2- Fractions Equivalent to One-Third (1/3) | 3- Fractions Equivalent to One-Fourth (1/4) | 4- Fractions Equivalent to One-Fifth (1/5) | 5- Variety Pack (Fractions of All kinds- Advanced) | 6- Fractions of a Set Using Marbles (Basic): Printable | Instructions: | Suggested Lessons or Activities: | Special Features: | Other Related Modules and Useful Links:



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Equivalent Fractions

1- Fractions Equivalent to One-Half (1/2)

You can start teaching the concept of equivalent fractions in primary grades shortly after you introduce fractions. You would start with fractions that are equivalent to one-half. When the numerator is half of the denominator, you have a fraction that is equivalent to one-half. You can play a game where students put their hands up in the air if a fraction you are calling is greater than 1/2, touch the floor if the fraction is less than 1/2 and cross their arms if the fraction is equivalent to 1/2.

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2- Fractions Equivalent to One-Third (1/3)


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3- Fractions Equivalent to One-Fourth (1/4)


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4- Fractions Equivalent to One-Fifth (1/5)


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5- Variety Pack (Fractions of All kinds- Advanced)


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6- Fractions of a Set Using Marbles (Basic): Printable


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You can use this resource to explore equivalent and non-equivalent fractions when working with sets. For example, after identifying fractions of different colours, you can compare them with half, third, etc. You would ask is 3/6 less than, greater than, or equal to one-half and why?

Instructions:

  • The programs above generate 2 sets of equivalent fraction with one of the numerators hidden. Choose the answer that is the missing numerator. In the 5 minutes that you have, solve as many problems as you can. Each time you answer a question correctly, you earn a point. You can peek at the answer by clicking the "eye" button, but this would cost you a point that you get back when you click the right answer. The Reveal feature was added mainly for practice purposes, when you need to check your answers and strategies before making a selection. The annotation feature was added to help students and teachers show their work and model problem solving strategies right on the page. Test your skills and practise to improve your personal high score! The first answer is given (arrow points to it). This program can be used as either practice or test and they generate randomized questions and answers! No two tests will ever be the same. When used properly, they are proven to improve students' understanding of fractions.

Suggested Lessons or Activities:

  • This resource is great for enhancing students' number sense and fraction skills. Discuss strategies commonly used to solve equivalent fractions. This resource can also be used to improve mental math strategies and speed of basic computations.

Special Features:

  • full screen
  • stopwatch (5 min)
  • many different questions to solve (completely randomized)
  • annotation to show strategies
  • works very well with Interactive Whiteboards

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