Shared Practice Template
Best Practice Title: Equivalent Fractions
Submitted by: Carol Ann Marx
Grade: 5 Academic Area: Mathematics
1. to identify equivalent fractions
2. to use multiplication to find equivalent fractions
Curriculum Framework Standard(s):
6.N.4 Demonstrate an understanding of fractions as a ratio
of whole numbers, as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a
collection, and as locations on the number line.
6.N.5 Identify and determine common equivalent fractions, mixed
numbers , decimals and percents.
The teacher will ask the students what it means when two things are
equivalent. (They are equal in amount or value) Ask them to think
of things that are equivalent. (ex: 12 inches is equivalent to one foot,
4 quarts is equivalent to 1 gallon, 3 feet is equivalent to 1 yd. etc.)
"Today, we will learn about equivalent fractions."
B. Teaching-Learning Experience
1. In groups of two, the students will display their fraction bar set on
2. The teacher will model the following equivalent fractions on the
4/4 = 1 3/5 = 6/10 1/3 = 2/6
The teacher will ask the students to find the fraction bar that shows
1/5. She will ask them to find the fraction bar that has the same
shaded amounts. (2/10) Point out that 1 part out of 5 is equivalent
to 2 parts out of ten. Continue with the following fractions:
2/3 = 6/9 4/6 = 8/12 4/5 =8/10
3. The teacher will pass out worksheet packet. On the first
worksheet, the teacher will instruct the students to look at
fractions at the top of the page. They are to use the fraction bars
at the bottom and find the equivalent fraction. Teacher will
model 8/12 = 4/6. Children will complete the worksheet and will
correct together with the teacher.
4. Have students find a blue bar with 1 part shaded. (1/4) Split
each part of the bar into 2 equal parts. How many total parts does
the split bar now have? (8) How many shaded parts? (2) What
fraction does the bar now represent? (2/8) What does this show
about the fractions 1/4 and 2/8? (These fractions are equivalent).
Continue with the following fractions:
3/5 = 6/10 1/4 = 3/12 2/3 = 8/12
Instruct students to complete the second worksheet. When
completed, they will correct together with the teacher.
5. Show students the following equivalent fractions
5/6 = 50/60 3/4 =18/24 2/3 = 14/21
Ask students what number has been used to multiply both the
numerator and the denominator.
Repeat with the following fractions:
5/8 = ?/16 1/3 = ?/15 1/2 = ?/18 2/3 = ?/9
fraction bars, worksheet packet , worksheet transparencies
for teacher to use on overhead
At the conclusion of this lesson, the teacher will ask the students
to complete a worksheet independently identifying equivalent
fractions and using multiplication to find equivlalent fractions.