# Equivalent Fractions

Introduction

Welcome: Equivalent Fractions

Curriculum: Math

Keywords: Fraction, numerator, denominator, equivalent fractions

Fractions are like pieces of a pizza or a chocolate bar. They have two parts: the top number (numerator) tells us how many pieces we have, and the bottom number (denominator) tells us the total number of pieces. For example, in the fraction 3/4, the 3 on top means we have three pieces, and the 4 on the bottom means the whole thing is divided into four equal parts. Fractions help us talk about parts of things, like when we share snacks or recipes. We use fractions when we want to say how much of something we have compared to the whole amount. Knowing about fractions also helps us do math operations like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, which we can use in school and in real life.

I can manipulate numerators and denominators to build equivalent fractions.

Complete the below activities in order:

1. Click to view fractions introduction: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/fractions-intro
2. Click to build a fraction: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/build-a-fraction
3. Click to practice equivalent fractions: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/fractions-equality
4. Click to practice mixed numbers:https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/fractions-mixed-numbers
Process

1. The teacher will lead a mini-lesson

2. The teacher will divide the class into groups of two and provide the checklist and rubric in completing the simulations found under "tasks"

3. Each group will use their Chromebooks to complete the simulations

4. When done, groups will turn in their checklist and rubric to the teacher. The teacher will walk through the rubric and have a discussion with each student.

5. Early finishers: Complete IXL fraction games: Grade 4 P1-P10

Evaluation

Understanding Student consistently uses a variety of strategies to build equivalent fractions accurately, with clear understanding of the concept. Student uses multiple strategies to build equivalent fractions accurately, demonstrating understanding of the concept. Student occasionally uses strategies to build equivalent fractions, with partial understanding of the concept.
Accuracy All equivalent fractions are built correctly, with no errors in the process. Most equivalent fractions are built correctly, with occasional minor errors in the process. Several equivalent fractions are built incorrectly, with frequent errors in the process.
Representation Student correctly represents the equivalent fractions using visual models, equations, and number lines to support their understanding. Student adequately represents the equivalent fractions using visual models, equations, and number lines. Student inconsistently represents the equivalent fractions using visual models, equations, and number lines.
Explanation Student provides detailed explanations for how they built the equivalent fractions, including clear descriptions of the strategies used. Student provides explanations for how they built the equivalent fractions, including some descriptions of the strategies used. Student provides limited or unclear explanations for how they built the equivalent fractions.
Creativity Student shows exceptional creativity in building equivalent fractions, employing unique and innovative approaches. Student demonstrates creativity in building equivalent fractions, utilizing different approaches. Student lacks creativity in building equivalent fractions, relying on traditional methods.

Note: This rubric is based on a 3-point scale, with the following descriptors:

• Advanced: Consistently demonstrates mastery of the standard.
• Proficient: Demonstrates competency in the standard with occasional errors.
• Basic: Partial understanding of the standard, with frequent errors.
Conclusion

Practicing fractions is like becoming a superhero in math! Imagine you're a pizza hero or a cookie champion. Fractions help you share treats and toys with friends. When you practice fractions, you're learning to talk about parts of things – like slices of pizza or pieces of candy. It's like having a special math language! And guess what? This superhero math skill helps you in school and when you're helping grown-ups in the kitchen. So, keep practicing fractions, and soon you'll be a fractions master, ready to save the day with your math superpowers! 🦸‍♂️🍕🍪

Credits

PhET Interactive Simulations. "Math Simulations." University of Colorado Boulder, Date Accessed, https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/filter?subjects=math&type=html,prototype.

Teacher Page

Keep up the great work!

If you need to review the concepts taught on this webpage, please view:

Understanding Fractions: https://www.createwebquest.com/understanding-fractions

~Miss Busch