Today, we are going to find equivalent fractions.
Have a look at the in focus question.
How could we cut half the cake into smaller pieces?
Think about to the lesson yesterday where we found fractions in their simplest form.
We had to divide the top and bottom number by the same amount. Today is very similar as when we are finding equivalent fractions, we need to multiply the numerator and denominator by the same amount.
For example on Q1 one half is equivalent or the same as four eighths.
We know these fractions are equivalent because if we 1 x 4 is 4 (our numerator) we can also multiply the denominator by 4 and work out that 2 x 4 = 8 so 8 would be our missing number.
On Q2, if we know 1 x 5 = 5 and we carry out the same calculation for the denominator, we know that 2 x 5 = ??
Well done, it is 10
In order to complete this activity, you need to know which denominators are divisible by 10 or 100. You should know that 100 divided by 5 is 20 so 10 divided by 5 is 2.
Now, see if you can complete the missing fractions.
Clue: Your number may be a decimal!
Now, use this knowledge to complete the missing fractions in the guided practice below.
Remember to think about your times tables and how they will be useful in linking the denominators.
Now, complete worksheet 3 in your home learning book and send a picture of your work to your teacher on Seesaw.