Victorian Curriculum Year 4 - 2021 Edition

5.07 Equivalent fractions

Lesson

Can you identify the number and size of equal parts?

Here is a shape divided into parts, use it to answer the following questions.

This shape has $\editable{}$ equal parts.

Each part is $\frac{\editable{}}{\editable{}}$ of the whole.

How can we identify equivalent fractions? This video will show us.

Fill in the blank to find an equivalent fraction to $\frac{1}{3}$13:

$\frac{1}{3}=\frac{\editable{}}{6}$13=6

Here we look at comparing using equivalent fractions.

We are going to compare the two fractions $\frac{1}{8}$18 and $\frac{1}{4}$14.

Turn $\frac{1}{4}$14 into a fraction in eighths.

We can now compare the two fractions $\frac{1}{8}$18 and $\frac{1}{4}$14.

Which fraction is larger?

The fractions are the same size.

A$\frac{1}{8}$18

B$\frac{1}{4}$14

CThe fractions are the same size.

A$\frac{1}{8}$18

B$\frac{1}{4}$14

C

This next video shows us that whole numbers can also be written as fractions.

Fill in the blank to find an equivalent fraction to $5$5:

$5=\frac{\editable{}}{2}$5=2

Remember!

Equivalent fractions represent the same size, but have different numerators and denominators.

Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts