Bring some stealth to simplifying with this task card/printables set. Fraction equivalency is a major concept in the Common Core State Standards for Math in the intermediate grades, and a strong understanding of fraction equivalence lays the foundation for addition and subtraction of fraction with unlike denominators in fifth grade. The 32 task cards will allow your students to practice with a variety of vocabulary (e.g., lowest terms, reducing, simplest form) as they evaluate fractions – both proper and improper – and mixed numbers. Extend your students’ practice (or assess their mastery of fraction concepts) with the two included worksheets. With these resources, your students will grow stronger in their understanding of fractional relationships.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics addressed:
Number and Operations – Fractions (3.NF, 4.NF)
• Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line. (3.NF.3a)
• 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. (3.NF.3b)
• 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. (4.NF.1)
• 32 task cards
• answer sheet
• answer key
• 2 two-sided fraction worksheets (with scoring guides)
The wording and vocabulary in the questions on the 32 task cards are varied, exposing your students to different question types and forcing them to think through the questions carefully. The cards use proper and improper fractions, as well as mixed numbers, helping your students better understand that the procedures for simplifying are similar regardless of the type of number being evaluated.
The printables consist of two different two-page worksheets that can be used to evaluate student understanding of equivalent fraction relationships. The two worksheets are formatted identically, and have the same types of questions, though the fractions and mixed numbers on each are different. These worksheets can be used as pre- and post-assessments, guided practice, homework, center assignments, or any other purpose that fits your teaching style or classroom routines.
For more practice with simplifying fractions, check out the other ninja-themed products I have available –
Fraction Attack - simplifying fractions ppt + printables set
Simply Ninjas – equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions games
You can also purchase all of the above resources, and save over 25%, in this one bundle –
Stealthy Simplifying - all-in-one simplifying fractions bundle
I hope your students enjoy these resources and build their proficiency with evaluating fractional relationships. – Dennis McDonald