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# Equivalent Fractions Task Cards Hands-On and Editable

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3rd - 5th
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48 pages + an invitation to exclusive freebies on page 3!
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1. This bundle includes a PRINT VERSION and 3 leveled GOOGLE SLIDES™ VERSIONS! Tired of looking for fraction resources that will reach ALL of your students? These fraction activities created in Google Slides™ are a powerful tool in building a concrete understanding of fractions as well as extending st
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### Description

These fraction task cards are a powerful tool in building a concrete understanding of fractions. Your students will be completely engaged and challenged as they work to create pattern block pictures equal to a given fraction amount.

Students challenge themselves as they dig deep into fraction concepts and understandings!

You can target specific fractions as needed with these editable tasks!

The activities use the proportional relationships between Pattern Blocks to build and challenge fraction knowledge. Each task allows for individual creativity while building student understanding of fractions! Perfect for motivating students.

The tasks are ✎ rigorous, creative, hands-on, and fun!

✱ ✱ After completing the center activities, even my struggling math students:

✅ Understood equivalent and improper fractions, mixed numbers

✅ Could name equivalent fractions between halves, thirds, and sixths.

✅ Could visualize adding and subtracting halves, thirds, and sixths

✅ Could visualize common denominators

✅ Could add and subtract halves, thirds, and sixths

Then, when I directly taught these same concepts, students already had background knowledge that helped them comprehend at a much deeper level. The depth of their understanding was amazing! They could answer fractional questions “in their heads” and automatically apply their understandings and make connections to other fractional concepts that I had not yet taught.

There ability to visualize benchmark fractions was truly amazing!

Each task may be completed in multiple ways for differentiation!

Here's What's Included:

☑ 20 different center activities

☑ editable activities

☑ Convince Me page for justifying answers

☑ student work samples

☑ an assessment with an answer key for use after students have done the centers.

☑ pattern block blacklines

• The activities are aligned with Common Core Standards 3.NF.1, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, and 5.NF.1

• The only materials necessary are: center activities, Pattern Blocks, math journal, and pencil.

• Students choose an activity and complete the required design in at least one way.

• They trace their design in their math journal or onto the included triangle paper.

• Students write a “convince me” statement that explains how their design matches the challenge activity.

• You can have students color the design to match the Pattern Blocks used.

❤️ Just print, laminate or use sheet protectors, and use year after year!

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Keywords

equivalent fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, proportional relationships, proportional reasoning, fractions, pattern blocks, math, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, work stations, centers, hands on, hands-on

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### Standards

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Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.
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.
Understand a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 with 𝘢 > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/𝘣.
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.)