# Equivalent Fractions Teaching Resources

Everything you need for teaching equivalent fractions in your elementary math class has been brought together in one place by the Teach Starter team! Find printable equivalent fractions worksheets, math center activities, and more — all created by teachers for your elementary classroom!

Each 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 math 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 math 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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### Math Mazes (Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages)

Determine equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages with this puzzling math maze.

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### Equivalent Fraction Campout Board Game for 3rd Grade

Practice finding equivalent fractions using fraction strips with this camping-themed board game.

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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 – Worksheet Pack

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

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### Equivalent Fractions – Differentiated Math Mazes

Practice your understanding of equivalent fractions with this set of differentiated math mazes.

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### Fractions on a Number Line – Differentiated Worksheets

Practice counting by and plotting fractions on a number line with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Worksheets

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

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### Fractions Number Line - Thirds, Sixths, and Twelfths

Demonstrate the concept of thirds, sixths, and twelfths on a number line with a printable number line display and student reference sheets.

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### Equivalent Fractions Bingo

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

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### Writing About Fractions- Task Cards

Review fraction concepts and practice mathematical constructed response questions with a set of writing about fractions task cards.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Deck of Cards

Encourage healthy competition between your students by using this set of 30 equivalent fraction cards to play a variety of math games.

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### Equivalent Fractions Chart – Differentiated Worksheets

Use a fraction wall to find equivalent fractions and compare fractions with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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

32 different bingo cards to practice finding equivalent fractions involving 1, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8.

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

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

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### Equivalent Fractions – Instructional Slide Deck

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

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### Fractions on a 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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### Dividing Shapes BINGO – Equivalent Fractions (Small Group)

Practice dividing shapes to generate equivalent fractions with this small group bingo game.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Dominoes

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

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### Understanding Fractions – Exit Tickets

Assess student understanding of basic fractions with this set of 24 math exit tickets.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Mystery Picture Worksheet

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

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### Equivalent Fractions – Clip Cards

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

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### Fraction Partner Tasks - 4th Grade Fractions

Encourage mathematical collaboration and discussion with a group of thirteen 4th-grade fractions partner activities.

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### Pizza Fractions – Hands-On Materials

Use these hands-on materials to improve your student's understanding of fraction models and equivalent fractions while making a pizza.

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### 3rd Grade Fractions – Math Assessment

Assess student understanding of fractions on a number line, comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, and more with this math test for 3rd grade.

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### Equivalent Fractions Chart - Blank

Encourage students to create their own equivalent fraction chart with this printable math template.

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### Number Talks - Fraction Task Cards

Build fraction skills with this set of 30 task cards.

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### Operations with Fractions – Math Mats

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

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### Equivalent Fractions - Cookie Jar Sorting Activity

Review equivalent fractions with this whole-class sorting activity that gets students moving and simplifying!

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### Fraction Work Mat

Practice fractional concepts with this work mat for students.

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### Fraction, Percentage and Decimal Circles

A set of fraction, decimal, and percentage circles to use with your students when teaching equivalency.

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### Understanding Equivalence

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore equivalent fractions.

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### Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

A 60 minute lesson in which students will locate and represent some common equivalent fractions on a number line.