What Are Equivalent Fractions?

The ability to identify equivalent fractions and the ability to generate such fractions are important skills for elementary students. In this module students are taught both skills using a variety of approaches. 

As important as it is for students to be able to generate equivalent fractions mathematically, they will also be shown how to do so with visual models. Students are also shown how to generate a sequence of equivalent fractions using various techniques.

Math Concepts

  • Number Concepts
  • Problem Solving

Learning Objectives

  • Define equivalence
  • Define equivalent fractions
  • Generate equivalent fractions

Prerequisite Skills

  • Knows what a fraction is
  • Knows multiplication facts
Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.1
Lesson Duration 30 mins
Grade Range 3rd - 5th Grade

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