Equivalent fractions made easy
What are equivalent fractions?
When two or more fractions have the same value but look different, then we call these fractions the equivalent fractions.
Look at the image at left; there are two circles with equal areas. Both the circle have the half of the area colored or shaded.
But the shaded area for the first circle (at far left) is a fraction which is 1/2 and the colored part for the second circle is a fraction which is 2/4.
So, both the fractions 1/2 and 2/4 look different but they represent the equal area, hence we call them the equivalent fractions.
Lessons on Equivalent Fractions
Equivalent fractions represent the same part of a whole or same part of a group of objects. In other words if two or more fractions have the same value, they are called the equivalent fractions. Learn all the necessary skills and tricks about equivalent fractions in the following lessons. Then use our equivalent fractions worksheets to practice the skills you learned.
Lesson One: Introduction to equivalent fractions
Print the above lesson to introduce kids with the idea of equivalent fractions using shapes and colors. Print this lesson before all the other lessons and fractions worksheets. Make kids comfortable with the basic idea before moving to the higher concepts.
Lesson Five: Applications of equivalent fractions
This lesson explains step by step procedure to use the knowledge of equivalent fractions to find unknown parts of a fraction. After studying this lesson students become able to deal with not only the problems involving the equivalent fractions but they can deal with adding and subtracting fractions too.
Once students have learned all the tricks and tips in above lessons then ask them to practice using the worksheets. And don't forget to print our worksheets at the bottom of this page.
Equivalent Fractions Worksheets
Now is the time to practice the skills you learned in lessons given above. Print our equivalent fractions worksheets and use them to practice all the skills learned in the above lessons. Make sure you understand all the lessons well, before to start printing and working on equivalent fractions worksheets.
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