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Understanding Fractions and Equivalent Fractions Lapbook {Common Core Aligned}

Fun in Room 4B
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
Formats Included
  • PDF
21 pages
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Do you need a way to have your students understand fractions and equivalent fraction concepts?

This Common Core Aligned Lapbook should help.

4th Grade Common Core Standards Addressed:

4.NF.1- Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction nxa/nxb by using visual fraction models. Use this principle to recognized and generate equivalent fractions.
4.NF.2- Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.

3rd Grade Common Core Standards Addressed:

Students create flapbooks to insert into a Lapbook. However, the flapbooks can also be inserted into a notebook.

Concepts included in lapbook:

Definition flapbook includes:
fraction, numerator, denominator, benchmark fraction
Tips for Understanding Equivalent Fractions booklet includes descriptions and examples of the following terms:
using fraction models, using number lines, using benchmark fractions, multiplying and dividing to create equivalent fractions and then a "Try It" page.
Number Line Flipbook includes:
fraction strip models and a number line showing equivalent fractions
Understanding Types of Fractions flapbook includes:
equivalent fractions, simplest form, improper fractions and mixed numbers.

In the center there is a "Fraction Action Man" where students use pattern blocks to determine the fractional representation of each pattern block. For example, the yellow hexagon used in the figure represents 6/17 of the entire shape. After determining the fractional representation of each pattern block, students may decorate "Fraction Action Man".

Lots of great review and room for students to create their own examples.

For those of you who have copy limitations, I created an extra page for you to just print out the "tips for understanding" concepts and the students can create their own flapbooks using sentence strips.

Hope you enjoy this product!

Looking for more Math Lapbooks?
Check them out here:

*Multiplication Lapbook
*Metric Measurement Lapbook
*Division Lapbook
*Customary Measurement Lapbook
*Addition and Subtraction Lapbook

Other Lapbooks:
*Poetry and Figurative Language Lapbook
*Testing Strategies Lapbook

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
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.


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