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Today, we are going to find equivalent fractions.

Have a look at the in focus question below.

What fraction do you think is being shown in this diagram?

That’s right the fraction is ¼.

On Q2 you can see that ¼ can be split further into 2 pieces to make eighths.

¼ would therefore be the same as 2/8.

Now, If ¼ is split into 4 pieces. How many would there be in a whole one?

That’s right. It would be 16.

For Q4, if we now want to make 12 equal parts from 4. How many pieces would 1 piece get split into?

That’s right. It would be 3.

What do you notice about these fractions?

They are all equivalent. You should also realise that they are linking with your times tables as 2/8 = 8 divided by 2 which makes 4.

Now try the guided practice section then complete worksheet 6 below which will be sent to you on Seesaw.