## Equivalent Fractions

Grade:

3-5

Standards:

Math Content:

Number and Operations

Create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles, and match each fraction to its location on the number line.

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### Modes

Along the top, choose **Square **or **Circle**.

### How to Use

- Use the sliders to increase or decrease the number of columns and rows (for Squares) or the number of sectors (for Circles).
- Once the shape is divided as you want it, click on the sections to color them. Make the green and blue fractions equivalent to the red fraction.
- Click on the
**Check**buttons to see if your fractions match. (Note that all fractions must use a different denominator. You will get a message that says, "Use a different denominator," if you make an equivalent fraction that does not use a different denominator.) - Equivalent Fractions will automatically be added to the table.
- To delete a row, use the
**Trash Can**icon in the table. - To erase all recordings, use the
**Reset Table**button.

- To delete a row, use the
- Use the
**New Fraction**button to generate a new red fraction. - The
**Build Your Own**option can be used to create a red fraction of your choosing.

In the panel along the right side, choose the **Build Your Own** option.

Create a fraction whose denominator is a prime number.

- How many equivalent fractions can you create?

Is it possible to create a fraction such that no equivalent fractions could be created with this applet?

- Find at least one.
- Can you describe the fractions for which this is possible?

### Fraction Game

3-5, 6-8

This applet allows students to individually practice working with relationships among fractions and ways of combining fractions.### Fraction Models

3-5, 6-8

Explore different representations for fractions including improper
fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percentages. Additionally, there
are length, area, region, and set models.