# Equivalent Fractions - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Making and Representing Fractions

In the "Equivalent Fractions" lesson, part of the "Foundations in Numbers and Fractions" unit within the "Making and Representing Fractions" chapter, Grade 3 students embark on an engaging journey to understand and master the concept of equivalent fractions. Through a series of meticulously designed activities, including "Equivalent Fractions Worksheet," "Make It Equal Worksheet," and "Equal Fractions Maze Worksheet," students will develop a robust understanding of how different fractions can represent the same value.

Understanding equivalent fractions is crucial for students as it lays the groundwork for more advanced topics in mathematics, such as simplifying fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and understanding ratios and proportions. By grasping this fundamental concept, students enhance their number sense and improve their ability to think flexibly about numbers. This skill is not only essential for their academic progress in mathematics but also for solving real-world problems that involve fractions.

The interactive and practical nature of the worksheets ensures that students actively engage with the material, aiding in better retention of knowledge.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Making and Representing Fractions
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
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1st
4:00 min
Equivalent Fractions
video
2nd
3:00 min
Equivalent Fractions Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Make It Equal Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Equal Fractions Maze Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Equivalent Fractions
Quiz
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• ### Activity 2 / Equivalent Fractions Worksheet

Fractions are easy to understand when kids are given simple pictures to represent each fraction! This equivalent fraction worksheet for 3rd grade uses colorful bricks in a construction zone to teach kids how to understand and compare fractions to find the numerator in each problem!

• ### Activity 3 / Make It Equal Worksheet

Using the fraction models in this worksheet, ask your kids to complete the statements written below the pictures. Then, check the correct numerator. In fraction, a numerator is the number that sits atop in the equation. There are three equations here that your kids will need to figure out. Each equation shows two pictures of a shape that has been divided in two different ways. Help them as they count the shaded parts of the shapes and check the correct numerators.

• ### Activity 4 / Equal Fractions Maze Worksheet

Shreya is the little girl your kids will be introduced to in this worksheet. She is Indian, and practices her Indian cultures and traditions, she needs to get to her Indian traditional dance class, and your little ones can help her by drawing a line through all of the fraction models that are equal to ½. Make sure that your kids start at the entrance marked ‘start’, and guide them through the maze paths with ½ until Shreya reaches the door to her Indian dance class.

• ### Activity 5 / Equivalent Fractions - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify equivalent fractions.