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Chocolate Fractions: Equivalent Fractions Activity

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This math activity is designed to motivate students as they practice identifying equivalent fractions. The teacher holds up a fraction, the children look for a chocolate bar that represents an equivalent fraction, and if they are correct they earn the chocolate!

This math activity was designed for a special "Math Night" and was written so as to be completed by parent volunteers. The instructions (which are more in depth than those above) and materials included would be perfect for a fractions math center or small group lesson.

This fractions activity was designed with grades 3 to 5 in mind, (I teach fourth grade math) however I have included alternative instructions for a fraction activity for grades 1-2 as well. The objective of this math activity is to identify the visual representation of a given fraction. Answer keys are provided for both activities.

This download includes:
*18 fraction flashcards
*18 shaded fraction mats (for placing the bars on)
*A list of the 18 fraction mats (in case one goes missing and you need to replace it)
*Directions for preparation, grades 3-5 implementation, and grades 1-2 implementation
*An answer key for each fraction flash card

Not included:
*Chocolate bars! (You will need approximately 7 bars per 10 students) The chocolate bars need to be exactly 3 segments by 4 segments in order to be broken easily to fit the shaded fraction mats. The standard size Hershey Bar (1.55 oz) works.

If you are looking for more fractions resources, I have the following available for purchase as well:

*Chocolate Fractions: Equivalent Fractions Activity
*Equivalent Fractions Game: Trading Fractions
*Math Fractions Games for Kids: Bingo
*Using One-Half as a Benchmark Fraction Coloring Page

*Fractions all in one Bundle ********INCLUDES THIS PRODUCT: Save money with the bundle if you know you want all 3 activities!*********

*Fraction of a Set Task Cards 2
* Fraction of a Set Task Cards 1
* Fraction of a Set Task Cards 3
* Fraction of a Set Task Cards Bundle of 3

*Fraction Number Line Worksheets
*Fraction and Decimal Number Line Long Jump Game
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40 Minutes

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I've done chocolate bars with equivalent fractions before, but it wasn't this organized. Thank you!
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On  January 18, 2013Amber Thomas answered:
You're welcome! I hope your class learns a lot about equivalent exchange with fractions. :)
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On  May 23, 2012,  Kimberly S. said:
Was too hard for my group, but great idea.
On  May 23, 2012Amber Thomas answered:
Thanks :)

What age do you teach? And which activity did you try, the equivalent fractions or the matching activity?

For the equivalent fractions activity, if the kids chose a match I tend to prompt them with "That IS the fraction I have. But to find an equivalent, look for the same amount of brown (or same size, or same shape) as the one you picked."

For the matching game, I prompt them with, "Count the total boxes. Now count the brown boxes."

I even played this game with some preschoolers who came to math night with their siblings before :) I simply covered up the denominator in a number like 3/4 and said, "Find me a card with 3 brown boxes."

I hope your group next year enjoys this activity :)
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I'm glad you liked it! It was a big hit at our "Family Math Night" this year too. Thank you for the feedback.
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On  February 2, 2012,  Buyer said:
Cute activity! Can't wait to try it with my 2nd graders next week!
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I'm glad you like it! Have fun with your class :)
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