This product contains a PowerPoint that will teach students what equivalent fractions are. It teaches students 3 strategies to determine if fractions are equivalent including multiplying or dividing the numerator and denominator by the same number, drawing fraction models, and cross multiplying. The PowerPoint also teaches students how to generate equivalent fractions.
The note taker follows along with the PowerPoint and can be cut and glued in to student's notebooks if needed. An independent practice sheet is also provided. It includes 4 problems where students are asked to determine if 2 fractions are equivalent using all 3 strategies. It also includes 4 problems where students must generate equivalent fractions. It is a perfect way to determine if students are understanding the concept or need more help. It would be perfect to have students complete and then use their scores to set up your math small groups for this unit.
This product is aligned to the following state standards:
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
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.
I hope you and your students find this resource helpful and engaging! Please remember to leave feedback!
- Kara Lee