# Equivalent Fractions Teaching Resources

Everything you need for teaching equivalent fractions in your primary maths class has been brought together in one place by the Teach Starter team!

Find printable equivalent fractions worksheets, maths rotation activities, and more — all created by teachers for your primary classroom! Each Australian V9 curriculum-aligned teaching resource in this collection has been rigorously reviewed by our teacher team to ensure it meets standards, has been fact- and spell-checked, and is ready to be downloaded and used in your classroom.

New to this section of the maths curriculum or just haven't taught students to work with fractions in a while? Take a peek at this quick primer from our teacher team!

## What Is an Equivalent Fraction?

Equivalent fractions are different fractions that represent the same value. They have different numerators and denominators, but they are equal in value. For example, 1/2 and 2/4 are equivalent fractions because they both represent the same value, which is 0.5.

Equivalent fractions can be found by multiplying or dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number.

## How Do You Find Equivalent Fractions?

Looking for tips to teach students to find equivalent fractions? In addition to the various worksheets and activities in this collection, here are some tips from our math teachers!

**Multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number.**For example, to find an equivalent fraction of 2/4, you can multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2 to get 4/8.**Simplify the fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor so the fraction is in its most simplified form.**This is also referred to as a fraction in the lowest terms.**Use visual fraction models.**To find an equivalent fraction by using visual representations, create a rectangular bar model for any given fraction. This is done by dividing the rectangle into the total number of pieces (the denominator) and shading the number of pieces represented by the numerator. Then 'cut' each of these pieces into halves, thirds, fourths, etc. Determine your new numerator and denominator by counting the shaded pieces (numerator) and total parts (denominator).

In each case, you will get a fraction representing the same value but having a different numerator and denominator.

## How Do Equivalent Fractions Help Kids?

Are your students asking why they have to learn this portion of your maths curriculum? It can be handy to have more reasons on hand than the age-old 'because.'

There are immediate benefits to learning equivalent fractions as kids learn to simplify a fraction to make it easier to work with. Reducing a fraction to its lowest terms by dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number can make it easier to compare fractions or calculate the sum, difference, product, or quotient.

You can also remind students that there are real-world applications! In cooking, for example, knowing how to handle these fractions will serve them well when using different-sized measuring cups. For example, if a recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of flour and you only have a 1/4 measuring cup, you would use two scoops of flour to create the same amount.

Understanding equivalent fractions can also be useful when it comes to creating and interpreting graphs and charts.

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### Year 6 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Worksheets

Use these fractions, decimals and percentages worksheets in your Year 6 classroom for independent practice or as an assessment activity.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Teaching Presentation

Teach your students how to find equivalent fractions by using a number line, shaded models or a fraction chart with this teaching presentation.

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### Equivalent Fractions Chart – Differentiated Worksheets

Use a fraction wall to practise finding equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Equivalent Fraction Wall Poster

Guide students to develop an understanding of fractions with the same value by using an equivalent fractions chart in your classroom.

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### Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line – Differentiated Worksheets

Practise placing equivalent fractions on a number line with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

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### Year 4 Fractions and Decimals Worksheets

Use these fractions and decimals worksheets in your Year 4 classroom for independent practice or as an assessment activity.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Worksheet Pack

Use fraction models, strip diagrams and number lines to determine equivalent fractions with this worksheet pack.

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### Fraction Strips

Print a set of fraction strips for the classroom! Keep the handy maths manipulative on hand for fraction games, showing equivalent fractions and more!

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### Fractions Number Line - Halves, Quarters and Eighths

Demonstrate the concept of fractions on a number line with a printable number line display and student reference sheets.

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### Understanding Fractions – Exit Tickets

Assess student understanding of simple fractions with this set of 24 maths exit tickets.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Differentiated Maths Mazes

Encourage students to practise their understanding of equivalent fractions with this set of differentiated maths mazes.

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### Maths Mazes (Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages)

Determine equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages in this puzzling maths maze.

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### Equivalent Fractions - Cookie Jar Sorting Activity

Consolidate your students' understanding of equivalent fractions with this group sorting activity.

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### Fraction Circles and Suggested Activities Sheet

Teach the concept of fractions in a visual way with this set of fraction wheel templates and a list of suggested activities.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Mystery Picture Worksheet

Determine equivalent fractions while using the colour guide to reveal a mystery image.

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### Equivalent Fractions Bingo

Match fraction models with an equivalent fraction with an exciting game of Bingo!

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### Equivalent Fractions – Deck of Cards

Finding equivalent fractions doesn't have to be boring. Download this set of 30 cards to use in your classroom in various ways.

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### Operations with Fractions – Maths Mats

Use these maths mats when reviewing fraction operations with your students.

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### Equivalent Fractions Pizza Bingo - Whole, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8

32 different bingo cards using whole, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 equivalent fractions.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Dominoes

Identify and match equivalent fractions with an exciting game of dominoes!

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### Equivalent Fractions – Peg Cards

Determine an equivalent fraction that matches a fraction model with this set of 24 peg cards.

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### Percent Matching Game for Year 6 Maths

Match fractions, decimals and percentages with this printable matching game for year 6.

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### Identifying Equivalent Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify equivalent fractions for one half, one third, one quarter and one fifth.