Equivalent Fractions (Grade 4)

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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to 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. and/or area models.

Common Core: 4.NF.1

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can explain why fractions are equivalent.
  • I can create equivalent fractions.
  • I can use models to explain why different fractions are equivalent.

Understanding and explaining equivalent fractions using visual models (CCSS: 4.NF.1)
The following diagram shows how to find equivalent fractions using models and equations.
Equivalent Fractions Examples

Finding Equivalent Fractions with Models and Equations: 4.NF.1
How to find equivalent fractions with multiplication by relating the equations to length, area, and number line models?

4 NF 1 Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions (4.NF.1)

4.NF.1 - creating equivalent fractions


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