Equivalent Fractions Freebie! - Math Coach's Corner

Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

The holiday season is approaching and I am again humbled and appreciative of the love and support of Math Coach’s Corner followers! Your comments inspire and encourage me, lift my spirits on a down day, and totally validate my faith in the great teaching that is going on in classrooms around the world! I have met such wonderful people through this little blog, and it has grown beyond my wildest dreams! As my way of saying thank you, I offer you this holiday-themed freebie for equivalent fractions.

My 5th-grade teachers and I were reviewing last year’s released STAAR test (our Texas state test) in preparation for our fractions unit, and we felt that the wording used might have thrown the kiddos off a little. I wanted to make an activity that would familiarize the students with various representations for fractions.

The game features four different representations for fractions:

    • Pictorial
    • Symbols
    • “Out of a total of _______ parts, ________ are shaded”
    • “_______ of the _______ parts are shaded”

What are you waiting for?  Head over to my TpT store and grab your holiday freebie! 🙂


  1. Andrea Richardson

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Lauren

    Thank you for sharing this! It is exactly what I was looking for to add a little fun to my lesson.

  3. Carol C.

    Thanks for sharing this great activity! I created math talk cards to accompany this as I believe it helps students, especially when they are working with a partner. The math talk cards are simply: My fraction card shows _____ and the equivalent fraction is ______.
    I know the fractions are equivalent because __________.
    Again thanks for all of your ideas!

    • Donna Boucher

      Great idea, Carol! I love math talk cards, too. They really help facilitate good math discussions.

  4. Melissa Cloud

    Thanks for sharing this!
    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  5. TheElementary MathManiac

    So cute! That wording is a bit strange… It will be good to expose them to it before the big test!

    The Math Maniac

  6. joanna navone

    Thank you so much for sharing this, and so much more!


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