## Equivalent fractions practice for 3rd Grade

Do you teach

**equivalent fractions**? Do you want to make teaching equivalent fractions a**success**for your students this year?**This concept can be tough for kids.**I want to show you below how

**I teach equivalent fractions to my 3rd grade students.**

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### What are some equivalent fraction activities that I could use?

I have

**two different resources**that you will LOVE if you are teaching equivalent fractions and want to**save precious prep-time**.
The interactive notebook is perfect to

**introduce concepts**, and keep them in their math notebooks as**reference guides**.
I love using the Google Classroom resource as

**math centers**. It's absolutely**no prep**for the teacher - you simply assign to students, and then they complete on their own. These are great to use**after an introduction lesson.**### What are equivalent fractions?

Equivalent fractions are fractions that

**do not have the same numerator and denominator**, but are the**same value**.
Think about a pie (

*delicious treats always make fractions better*). Would you want to take home**half the pie**, or**3 out of a total of 6**slices of pie?**It wouldn't matter - it's the same thing!**The numbers may be completely different, but the*actual amount is equivalent*, or the same.**Want an easy introduction lesson**? Use the example above I gave about the pie. Make a quick t-chart and write down "1/2 of pie" and "3/6 of pie."

**Give students a Post-It note**, and have them

**stick it to the side of the whiteboard for the piece that they prefer**. You'll quickly have a few students that stare at the board and tell you that they can't make the choice... because the two amounts are the same thing. BINGO!

### What are the equivalent fraction concepts that students need to know?

I wanted to

**break down the concepts**that your students will need to know to fully understand equivalent fractions and what they are.**If your students master the following concepts, they will master equivalent fractions!**#### Equivalent fractions equal to 1 and 1/2

Students will need to know what

**fractions are equal to 1 and 1/2**.*Quick tip?*Any

**fraction equal to 1**has the

**same numerator and denominator.**Any

**fraction equal to 1/2**has a

**numerator that is half the value of the denominator**.

This can take some practice to get kids to the point where they recognize these two fractions at the drop of the hat. It'll happen - just

**practice, practice, practice**!**Equivalent fractions to 1:**1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5, etc.

**Equivalent fractions to**

**1/2:**1/2, 2/4, 3/6, 4/8, 5/10, etc.

#### Are the fractions equivalent?

*When given two fraction models... are the fractions equivalent?*

Often students can

**simply look at the pictures**and know instantly if the fractions are equivalent. However, it is tougher when the numerical fractions are used instead of a picture. Read below how students can find equivalent fractions mathematically!### How to find equivalent fractions

Below I will

**show you some of the methods**that you can teach students to find equivalent fractions, and**how to check that a fraction is truly equivalent**.#### Butterfly method

I love having students use this method to

**double-check their answers**!**Step 1:**

**Draw the first wing**of the "butterfly,"

**starting all the way on the top left**, just like reading a book.

**Step 2: Multiply**these two numbers. Write them on the top left (again, just like reading a book!)

**Step 3:**Draw the

**second wing of the "butterfly."**

**Step 4: Write the number above the top right.**

**Step 5:**Analyze. Are the two numbers the same? If yes, the fractions are equivalent!

#### Multiplying fractions

Maybe students want to

**find an equivalent fraction**. Here are the steps how to do this:**Step 1:**Pick a

**number**(any number!).

**Step 2: Multiply**the top and bottom by this number.

**Step 3:**That's it!

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