This is a lesson teaching students about Equivalent Fractions.
Parts of a Fraction
Numerator= Top Number
Denominator= Bottom Number
What is an Equivalent Fraction?
Equivalent Fractions appear differently, but have the same value.
The fraction shaded on the left hand side is 1/2 and the
fraction shaded on the right hand side is 2/4
Take a look at this chart. What are
some equivalent fractions?
REMEMBER THAT EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS USE
Equivalent Fractions with food!
If you got 1/2 of the pizza, your friend got 2/4 of the pizza ,and your other
friend got 4/8 of the pizza, would you all be getting the same amount???
How Can You Find
Equivalent Fractions can be found by
multiplying or dividing both the
numerator and the denominator by the
Another Way to
Notice how the numerator (top number) was
multiplied by 6 and it gave us 6, and the
denominator (bottom number) was also
multiplied by the same number and it gave us
24. So, 1/4 is equivalent to 6/24.
The numerator (top number) was divided by 4 and
it gave us 1, and the denominator (bottom
number) was divided by the same number and it
gave us 2. Therefore, 4/8 is equivalent to 1/2.
Johnny ate 5/12 pieces of cake. Jessica wants to
eat the same amount as Johnny. Write a fraction
that is equivalent to 5/12 to show how much cake
** Remember, equivalent fractions have
** Also, remember that in order to find equivalent
fractions, you can multiply the numerator and
denominator by the same number.