Equivalent Fractions Activities 3 in One Bundle

Amber Thomas
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This product contains 3 fun fraction activities to help your students practice finding equivalent fractions. This bundle is more economical than buying each of these activities separately. The activities included are:

❶ Fraction Bingo
❷ Chocolate Fractions
❸ Trading Fractions

These activities are in Word format so you can change them to meet the individual needs of your class. Each separate product description is listed below.

Update: All 3 activities now include digital activities. Each .pdf contains a link to a Google Slides activity. You will be prompted to save a copy to your Google Drive.

Fraction Bingo

Depending on what skill you want students to practice, choose game 1, 2, or 3.

Teacher Preparation:
► Make enough copies of the Bingo Cards onto card stock so that every student has one card.
► You will need "Markers" such as small coins, torn paper, or beans for students to use to cover their "answers."
►Cut out the column for the "answer guide" you will be using, and then cut out the boxes.

How to Play:
Mix up the answers, choose one at random, and call out the first side of the equation (or in Game 1, simply read the number).

You might want to "play along" on your own card to check when bingo should be called. That way you’ll be able to see proof of who won.

Continue calling hints until a player gets "Bingo." The winner needs 5 in a row, horizontally.

How it works:
You'll notice that although the four cards look different, the children’s cards are actually all the same, except the top right is rotated when compared to the top left card. The cards below are backwards from each of the above cards. So theoretically, half the children should "win" simultaneously. Being able to see which children should have won will help you identify students who need extra help with the concept.

More Tips:
You might want to write down the hints for visual learners, so that children can check over the list to see what they missed, and to help children work more at their own pace.

Chocolate Fractions: Equivalent Fractions Activity

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

You will need:
► 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.

Equivalent Fractions Game: Trading Fractions

In this game, children will learn about equivalent fractions by making "Fair Trades." All the children will start out with a jumble of fractional pieces, although they all add up to the same length (1 whole strip).

If all those pieces were rearranged, you would have a strip of halves, another of thirds, sixths, eighths, and twelfths. But in order to get all like denominators, they are going to need to trade with other children.

The trick in this activity is the fact that all the pieces are drawn to scale for you. They are already arranged so that the jumble of parts on each strip actually adds up to 1 whole, and there are exactly enough of each denominator to add up to 1 whole correctly. This product will save you a lot of time trying to make your own fractional scramble!

This packet includes:
✅ 1 black and white manipulatives sheet for easy copying
✅ 1 color manipulatives sheet (same as above, in case you have a color printer)
✅ Instructions, including a short script to help you model game play for your students
✅ 1 student worksheet to log the "trades"
✅ 1 sample answer sheet
✅ Tips for cleanup and storage

You will need:
► Scissors
► Small zip top bags for storage (optional)
► Cardstock (optional)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
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.
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.


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