Objectives Students will extend their understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering through a lesson delivered from a slideshow presentation, video resources, and Fish Lake educational math game that focuses on fractions. Background Knowledge Fourth and fifth grade students should already know how to identify a fraction verbally, in writing, or by drawing fraction representations. Grade…

# Tag: equivalent fractions

## Fraction word problems involving time: Example

Today’s post features another fraction problem contributed by a middle school student. This one teaches equivalent fractions and common denominators.

## Using Visual Models to Compare Fractions

One way to teach students fractions is to have them write their own problems and give the answer. Next, have them solve and discuss each other’s problems. Play the Fish Lake game to get some ideas of fractions problems.

## Equivalent Fractions: Lesson Plan

Begin the lesson with a definition Equivalent fractions are different fractions that name the same number. The numerator and the denominator of a fraction must be multiplied by the same nonzero whole number in order to have equivalent fractions. The presentations and videos below provide multiple explanations and examples. NOTE: This lesson plans follows the lesson on Introducing Fractions. If…