# How To Do Equivalent Fractions Step By Step

How To Do Equivalent Fractions Step By Step – Do you teach equivalent fractions? Want to make learning equivalent fractions a success for your students this year?

This concept can be difficult for children. I would like to show you below how I teach equivalent fractions to my 3rd grade students.

## How To Do Equivalent Fractions Step By Step

Don’t forget to read to the bottom to grab the relevant faction activity for free. it’s a color by number fraction worksheet PDF.

## Equivalent Fractions Textbook Exercise

I have two different resources you’ll love if you’re teaching equivalent fractions and want to save precious prep time.

The interactive notebook is perfect for introducing concepts and keeping them as a reference guide in math notebooks.

I like to use the Google Classroom resource as a math center. There is absolutely no preparation for the teacher. you simply assign students and then they complete on their own. They are good to use after the introductory lesson.

#### Lesson Video: Equivalent Fractions On A Number Line

Equivalent fractions are fractions that do not have the same numerator and denominator but have the same value.

Think pie (delicious treats always make fractions better). Do you want to take home half of the pie or 3 of the 6 total? It wouldn’t do anything, it’s the same thing. The numbers may be completely different, but the actual amount is similar or the same.

Want an easy introductory lesson? Use the pie example above. Make a quick t-chart and write “1/2 pie” and “3/6 pie”. Give students a post-it note and have them place it next to the board for the piece of their choice. You’ll quickly have several students look at the board and tell you they can’t make a choice…because the two amounts are the same. BINGO!

### Finding Equivalent Fractions

I wanted to break down the concepts your students need to know to fully understand equivalent fractions and what they are. If your students master the following concepts, they will master equivalent fractions.

Quick tip: Any fraction equal to 1 has the same numerator and denominator. Any fraction equal to 1/2 has a numerator half the value of the denominator.

This may take some practice to get children to the point where they recognize these two fractions at hand. It will happen. just practice, practice, practice.

## Ex 7.3, 9

Often students can just look at the pictures and immediately know if the fractions are equivalent. However, it is more difficult when numerical fractions are used instead of a picture. Read below how students can find equivalent fractions mathematically.

Below I’ll show you some methods you can use to teach students how to find equivalent fractions and how to check that a fraction is indeed equivalent.

Step 1: Draw the first wing of the “butterfly”, starting from the top left, just like reading a book.

### Fractions Review & Equivalent Fractions

Step 2: Multiply these two numbers. Write them in the top left (again, like reading a book).

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#### Equivalent Fractions Calculator

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### Fractions Part 6: Adding And Subtracting Fractions

A math coach and math INTERVENTION help children with near-failing grades in 4th grade understand math.

It’s no secret that, until the last few years, math in the US has always been about memorizing procedures and algorithms. If you were really good at memorizing all kinds of math problems, then this probably worked for you. It actually worked for me, I got A’s in math until 4th grade. When things went wrong, it was devastating to me as a student. I attended one school in 3rd grade and then transferred to another school in 4th grade. When I moved, I missed something about fractions along the way…but I didn’t know what it was at the time. Suddenly I was adding and subtracting fractions with odd denominators (numbers I’d never seen written that way before) and it made absolutely no sense to me. I still remember when I was handed assignments full of red marks, thinking I couldn’t believe I was bad at math and that I was bad at fractions. The assignments (and tears) piled up and I got a “D”. Shame.

When I look back and think about what I missed, it is clear to me. I had never researched or known there was such a thing as a matching faction. That I didn’t know it wasn’t a whole number for one thing, and that I didn’t know two fractions could be the SAME number. How can two numbers be equal? 7 was 7…21 was 21. How can 1/2 be the same number as 4/8?

## How To Find Equivalent Fractions

So when I got together with my 4th grade teacher at my school, we decided to spend a lot of time on fraction equivalence. And we decided to make it as real world as possible. So we created an inquiry statement knowing that they already had some experience with equivalent fractions in 3rd grade…and told them they needed tools to prove their point.

Then we left them with measuring cups and sand, fraction tiles, fraction towers, chopsticks, pie charts and asked them to see what they could spot.

It was truly an amazing thing. As we walked around, we asked them what they noticed about the numbers. They started figuring out the relationship between the two numbers without us even saying a word.

#### Comparing Fractions (hands On Practice W/ 17 Examples!)

We talked about which ones are equal and which ones are not. We added a few more to the chart and figured out how we can actually use multiplication or division to determine equality if we don’t have the tools with us.

There were definitely misunderstandings in the room when we were working. These were noted and then cleaned up as we continued through the rest of the block during the week. I will be sharing more lessons soon. We use cookies to do something good. By using our website, you accept our cookie policy. Cookie settings

This article was co-authored by David Jia. David Jia is an academic tutor and founder of LA Math Tutoring, a private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of teaching experience, David works with students of all ages and abilities in a variety of subjects, as well as advising on college admissions and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and more. After scoring an 800 in math and a 690 in English on the SAT, David was awarded a Dickinson Scholarship to the University of Miami, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Additionally, David has worked as an online video instructor for textbook companies such as Larson Texts, Big Ideas Learning, and Big Ideas Math.

#### Equivalent Fractions Worksheet 2 Worksheet

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Two fractions are equivalent if they have the same value. Knowing how to convert a fraction to its equivalent is an important math skill needed for everything from basic algebra to advanced calculus. This article will cover several ways to calculate equivalent fractions, from basic multiplication and division to more complex methods for solving equivalent fraction equations.

This article was co-authored by David Jia. David Jia is an academic tutor and founder of LA Math Tutoring, a private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of teaching experience, David works with students of all ages and abilities in a variety of subjects, as well as advising on college admissions and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, ISEE,