Fractions – Working with Equivalent Fractions

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Teaching fractions can be tough. As students are thinking about new ways to represent fractions they can struggle with making sense of numerical relationships. This lesson provides students a chance to explain, manipulate, and alter fractions by using online software. This lesson is based on PHET software that will allow the students to use and manipulate fractions.

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Explain why a fraction is equivalent to a fraction by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the
two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent
fractions.
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