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Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 3 Fractions - 3.NF.3

How to Recognize Equivalent Fractions - In mathematics, equivalent fractions are fractions with the same value, but they don't look similar. More accurately, they are defined as integers with different numerators and denominators that represent the same proportion. Equivalent fractions, when expressed on a number line, represent the same points or distance on it. They produce the same result when reduced to their simplest forms. To recognize equivalent fractions, you must know these two tricks. Consider this example: 1/2 = 2/4 = 4/8 These fractions are equivalent; however, they use different numbers. But how do you find that out? The first rule to recognizing an equivalent fraction is to multiply or divide both the numerator and denominator by the same number. If multiplying 1(numerator) and 2 (denominator) of 1/2 gives the fraction 2/4, then these fractions are equivalent. 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 = 2/4. Another trick is to cross multiply the fractions to find out if they are equivalent or not. Now here, cross-multiplying refers to multiplying one's numerator with the other's denominator. 2 x 8 = 4 x 4 = 16. The fractions are equivalent. Students will be able to use these worksheets to help them learn to identify fractions that are equal.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Practice Worksheets

Interpret the pie based fractions and make some of your own fractions.

  • Practice 1- Name all the fractions and draw line between fractions that are equal.
  • Practice 2- Fill the missing numbers to create equivalent fractions.
  • Practice 3- Complete the fractions to make them equal.

Math Skill Quizzes

Writing fractions in their lowest form and some more coloring for you.

  • Quiz 1- Color the diagram to make an equal fraction.
  • Quiz 2- Write an equal fraction to the fractions that are given. Write the fractions in their lowest form possible.