Lesson Plan

What Are Equivalent Fractions?

Get your students to think deeply about fractions as they discuss which pictures show equivalence. Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to determine if two fractions are equivalent using visuals.

Language

Students will be able to identify equivalent fractions with key grade level vocabulary using visuals and sentence frames for support.

Introduction

(4 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceFractions: What Do You Notice?Equivalent Fractions: Which One Doesn’t Belong?Vocabulary Cards:What Are Equivalent Fractions?Glossary: What Are Equivalent Fractions?
  • Display the first page of the Fractions: What Do You Notice? worksheet on the document camera and do a Think-Pair-Share activity.
  • Give students about one minute to look at it and think about what they notice about the images, without providing any prompting regarding equivalent fractions.
  • Pair students together and instruct them to discuss what they noticed about the images. Then, call on students to share what they discussed with their partners.
  • Share the Language Objective for the lesson and tell students that they will be identifying equivalent fractions in this lesson. They'll use some vocabulary words as they explain what they see in pictures and drawings.