This set of 20 task cards includes 3 different types of cards to engage and help your students master the skill of making equivalent fractions. Students will make equivalent fractions from models, choose the equivalent fraction from options, and make their own equivalent fractions. Students can also use their challenge card and defend their answer to a peer to further their thinking. Answer keys and answer sheets are included. This is a great resource that has scaffolds built in. Enjoy!
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘢/𝘣 + 𝘤/𝘥 = (𝘢𝘥 + 𝘣𝘤)/𝘣𝘥.)
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.