This PowerPoint and accompanying notes guide the students to a visual understanding of equivalent fractions on number lines. After seeing the equivalent fractions the students make conjectures about other fractions that may be equivalent and why they may be equivalent.
The PowerPoint presentation is 12 slides and includes values between 0 and 1 with fractions of 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/5. Students see the number lines with these fractional amounts merge and see how they fit together. Students then are asked to make guesses about other fractions that may be equivalent to the equivalent fractions already found. Students are asked to consider why they chose their guesses.
The students follow along with fill in class notes 2.5 pages. The teacher is provided with a pre-filled in copy of these notes as well.
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