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Making Equivalent Fractions

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 4 Fractions - 4.NF.1

How to make Equivalent Fractions - If you are required to make equivalent fractions, how will you do it? By knowing a few tips and tricks, you can solve this problem. Making equivalent fractions is not very difficult. All you need to have is a grasp on tables. Learn the following tips: You can make equivalent fractions by dividing or multiplying the numerator and denominator with a non-zero whole number, just like this example. 2/3 = 6/9 In this example, you can multiply 2 and 3 by 3 to get 6/9 It is important to understand that you can only multiply or divide these fraction with a whole number and cannot apply any other mathematical operation like addition or subtraction. Divide the fraction only when its numerator and denominator stays as a whole number. Two fractions will only become equivalent fractions when they are multiplied or divided with the same number top and bottom. It is an essential step in making an equivalent fraction as it maintains the equality of the fraction, which is the core of mathematical concepts. These worksheets help students learn how devise their own equivalent fractions.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

I use a number of different methods to help explain equivalence with ease.

  • Using Visuals Homework 1 - First, we have to convert the fractions to their lowest form.
  • Lowest Terms Homework 2 - To reduce fractions, divide the "numerator" and "denominator" by the same number. But, make sure that both numbers are divided evenly.
  • Models Homework 3 - Write each model as a fraction. Circle the equivalent fractions.

Practice Worksheets

We use simple multiple choice, worked out lowest terms, and a mix of the two.

  • Practice 1 - Which fraction is equivalent to each fraction that is given.
  • Practice 2 - Write the fraction in lowest terms.
  • Practice 3 - Start with the lowest form and build up from there.

Math Skill Quizzes

I threw all of the skills we went over into the blender and these quiz sheets came out.

  • Quiz 1 - No multiple choice is provided here.
  • Quiz 2 - You need to break these down to their lowest terms.
  • Quiz 3 - Make them match, the best that you can.