Victorian Curriculum Year 4 - 2021 Edition
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5.07 Equivalent fractions
Lesson

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Can you identify the number and size of equal parts?  

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

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

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

 

Learn

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

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Question 1

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

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

Learn

Here we look at comparing using equivalent fractions. 

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Question 2

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

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

  2. 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

    C

    The fractions are the same size.

    A

    $\frac{1}{8}$18

    B

    $\frac{1}{4}$14

    C

Learn

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

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question 3

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

  1. $5=\frac{\editable{}}{2}$5=2

Remember!

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

Outcomes

VCMNA157

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