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Equivalent Fractions - Cookie Jar Sorting Activity

PDF | 6 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A small group or whole-class activity to consolidate students’ understanding of equivalent fractions.

Use this teaching resource to help your students identify equivalent fractions.

Print and laminate the six cookie jars (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 and 1/8) and the cookies (there are 24 of these).

Provide each student with a cookie. As a class, sort the cookies into the correct cookie jars, according to equivalence.

This could also be used as a small group activity, or as an extension task.

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    Caitlin Way

    My students absolutely LOVE these! We use them for quick warm up as a relay during our fraction unit! This has been super effective in my classroom, even adapting for lowest fraction term work! Great resource!

    Caitlin Way · Feb 11th, 2019

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Caitlin. We love hearing about how teachers are using and adapting our resources to suit the needs of their students. Enjoy the fractions unit!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 12th, 2019

    Jess Tamber

    Thank you for posting! Fantastic resource, worked really well

    Jess Tamber · Sep 5th, 2016

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    You’re welcome, Jess! And thank you for the positive feedback.
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    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 6th, 2016

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