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Equivalent Fractions – Cookie Jar Sorting Activity

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6 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 3 - 5

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 resource can also be used as a guided math activity or as a math center activity.

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  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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