Fractions can be challenging when taught in an abstract way. That’s why this unit invites learners to engage with fractions and mixed numbers in very visual and concrete ways using number lines, tape diagrams and area models. Students will learn different strategies to practice identifying and generating equivalent fractions.
Begin your student on simplifying fractions by walking them through common multiples. These worksheets give her examples of how it is done and plenty of opportunity to practice. Allow her to understand how many ways one fraction can appear by practicing both as a group and individually. Apply similar steps with these adding fractions with unlike denominators resources.