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Title Exploring Equivalence with Rational Numbers: Part 1 Fractions less than or equal to 1
Description This activity helps students use ideas of fraction equivalence and ordering to 1) Explain equivalence of fractions using drawings and models 2) Use the principle of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions and 3) Develop strategies for determining which representations of fractions are equivalent.
Subject Mathematics
Level K-5, Middle School
Type Discussion Prompts, Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords equivalence, fraction, improper, matcher, rational
Simulation(s) Fraction Matcher (HTML5), Fraction Matcher


Author(s) Michael Matassa
Contact Email michael.matassa@bvsd.org
School / Organization Manhattan Middle School
Date submitted 9/25/15
Date updated 9/25/15