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 the six cookie jars (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, and 1/8) and the cookies on cardstock. Then, cut out the cookies and store them with the jars in a resealable bag.
Students sort the cookies into the correct cookie jars according to equivalency.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
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