Visualizing equivalent fractions

4 videos
3 skills
Learn how to find equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number.

Intro to equivalent fractions

VIDEO 4:18 minutes
Ever had to share a pizza and got stuck with a smaller piece? Not fair! We're here to stand up for your delicious, hot EQUAL pizza slice. Watch.

Visualizing equivalent fractions

VIDEO 3:45 minutes
To understand equivalent fractions it helps to "see" the fractions using something like a grid with shaded and unshaded sections representing the fraction.

Equivalent fractions (with fraction models)

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice finding equivalent fractions. These problems show you pictures of fractions to help you out.

More on equivalent fractions

VIDEO 4:54 minutes
Important: if you multiply a fraction's numerator and the denominator by the same number, you'll end up with an equivalent fraction. Got it? Maybe? No problem, we'll help!

Equivalent fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice making equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number.

Equivalent fractions and different wholes

VIDEO 6:06 minutes
Learn how two fractions are equivalent only if they refer to the same whole. For example, 1/2 of a small circle is not the same as 1/2 of a big circle.

Equivalent fractions and different wholes

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
These practice problems help you understand why you can only compare fractions of the same whole. (Half of a small circle isn't the same as half of a big circle.)