Equivalent fractions: drawing and discovering

Home learning focus

Learn how to draw and discover equivalent fractions using diagrams.

This includes:

  • two videos
  • two activities

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In this lesson you are going to learn about equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions are the same fraction written in different ways.

You will use fraction walls, number lines and bar models to find equivalent fractions.

This is an important skill for all the fraction work you will do in later years at school.

In this video, you will learn how a fraction can be the same size but split into a different number of equal parts.

You'll use fraction strips to show that ¹⁄₂ and ²⁄₄ are equivalent fractions.

In this next video, you'll learn how you can represent equivalent fractions on a fraction wall and a number line.

As you watch the video, try to think about why it’s important to be precise when using diagrams to find equivalent fractions.


Activity 1

The problems on this worksheet will help you practise using diagrams to find equivalent fractions.

In question 2, think about how you will decide which of the number lines from question 1 you can use to help you.

You could print out the worksheet or write down the answers on a separate piece of paper.

Think together

Click here for the answer sheet

Activity 2

Build your confidence in finding equivalent fractions using diagrams.

Look carefully at the number lines in question 1 and remember to be precise!

Complete the missing fractions

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