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LO: I can recognise equivalent fractions with small denominators.


We are now moving onto the second block of fractions. The first part is equivalent fractions and we will be doing this over the next week.

Today we are looking at exploring equivalent fractions and understanding that some fractions are equivalent and equivalent means the same value.

Watch my video which hopefully explains to you what this means.

I would like you to do the same activity as I have to show the fractions are equivalent (same value). This could be pizza, pancake, biscuit  OR make circles like I have and divide it into the amount of slices that the denominator tells you. Then colour the amount of slices the numerator tells you. 

**adults, it’s important that the children see that the equivalent fractions give the children the same amount but it doesn’t matter what you use to show this. I think a Circle shows this clearly but everyone learns in a different way so what ever works. ** 


There is no recording  today just the practical activity of physically seeing the equivalent fractions. 

Equivalent Fractions

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This is the first look at equivalent fractions. All practical to begin with so the children can see that they are the same value! You would get the same amount of pizza if you had 1/2, 2/4 and 4/8.

Examples of Equivalent Fractions