# 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.

*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

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*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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The activity fit perfectly with my chocolate unit. Thank you.
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Buying my chocolate tomorrow!
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Thank you for sharing this. I used this along with the Hershey Bar Fraction Book.
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Thanks for sharing this resource!
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Great product!
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we used this and loved it
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Very fun - thanks!
You're welcome! I hope your kiddos learn a lot from this. :)
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Thank you!
You're welcome! I hope your kiddos have fun with this. :)
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I'm glad you like this activity! :)
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Thanks! I hope your kiddos enjoy this activity. :)
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Thanks! I hope your kiddos have fun with this. :)
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Great Activity
Thanks! I hope your kiddos have fun with it. :)
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LOVE IT ~ THANK YOU!
You're welcome! I hope your kiddos have fun with it. :)
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I've done chocolate bars with equivalent fractions before, but it wasn't this organized. Thank you!
You're welcome! That's so nice to hear; it took me 3 attempts with different groups of kids to "perfect" this system before I was really happy with it. I'm glad it works for your needs too. :)
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Thanks.
You're welcome. I hope your class has fun with this activity. :)
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Thank you.
You're welcome! I hope your class learns a lot about equivalent exchange with fractions. :)
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Thanks! I love it! VERY Helpful!
That's wonderful! :) I hope your class has a lot of fun with this activity.
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Great resource!!!
Glad you think so :) I hope your kids enjoy it!
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Was too hard for my group, but great idea.
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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Thank you!
You're welcome! :)
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Great fun.
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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Cute activity! Can't wait to try it with my 2nd graders next week!
I'm glad you like it! Have fun with your class :)