Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models
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Students will be able to create equivalent fractions by multiplying by different fraction forms of 1 whole and draft an accompanying area model.
- Ask your class what is 6 x 1 and 21 x 1? Continue until they realize that any number you give, multiplied by 1, results in the number itself.
- Tell your students that this concept has a name, the identity property, and in this lesson, we will use this concept as we generate equivalent fractions. Equivalent means of equal value.
- Provide student-friendly definitions for the terms "generate," "equivalent," and "identity property" in English (L2) and if possible, in students' home language (L1).
- Have students repeat or explain the meaning of the "identity property" to a partner.