This cool and innovative use of the multiplication chart helps students understand how to find equivalent fractions on the multiplication chart. The color coded rows correspond with equivalent fractions for each benchmark fraction.
I train my kids to find the benchmark fraction they are looking for, and then look at all the equivalent fractions shown for the original fraction. We talk about why this works, too, which is an incredibly important part of understanding so this doesn't become just a "trick" that they will memorize without any value or meaning behind it. Since both the numerator and denominator are multiplied by the same number, it creates an equivalent fraction. To deeper understanding for all of my kiddos, we talk about the identify property of multiplication and the fact that it relates to all numbers- fractions included! Since you are multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the same number, for example 2, that is the same as multiplying the whole fraction by 2/2, or 1 whole.
This product includes a plain white multiplication chart for students to color in, a color coded chart, several variations between these, and a cuttable paper guide to help students track the fractions across the page.
Read a more detailed description of how I use this in my classroom on my blog: