# Equivalent Fractions

## Unit Fraction Game: Cover Up

Why do our students struggle to understand fractions? A big part of the problem is that fractions are incredibly abstract. If I were to ask you, Which is greater, 1/8…

## Teaching Math Without Worksheets

Worksheets have long been a staple in mathematics classrooms. But should they be? Read on to explore how teaching math without worksheets can lead to more engaging and meaningful lessons…

## Visualizing Fractions | EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS FREEBIE

How important is it that our students understand fractions? According to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, it’s super important. The research team found that fifth graders’ understanding of…

## Equivalent Fractions Freebie!

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…

A sweet friend recently reminded me of an activity I created and shared a number of years ago, and I decided to dust it off and extend it! I love…

## Drawing Number Lines to Visualize Equivalent Fractions

The idea of fractions being equivalent is such a key understanding for helping students develop “fraction sense” that it absolutely must be done right. Students need to see a variety…

## Comparing Fractions: Using a Benchmark of 1/2

“Understanding why a fraction is close to 0, 1/2, or 1 is a good beginning for fraction number sense. It begins to focus on the size of fractions in an…

## Developing Fraction Sense

It all started with a question…where should I put 3/4 on the number line? I was starting a unit with my 4th-grade RTI kiddos on fractions, and the question was…

## Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking

It’s no secret that fractions are a very difficult concept for students to understand. But why is that? Fractions are an extremely abstract concept, and without adequate concrete andย representationalย experiences that…