FD 13 – EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS, MATERIAL, RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR
Children investigate equivalent fractions with concrete material.
They identify and explain that equivalent fractions have the same relationship between the numerator and denominator.
For example, they use a fraction wall to identify that four-eighths and five-tenths are equivalent. They investigate the relationship between the numerator and the denominator in each fraction and explain that four-eighths and five-tenths are equivalent because the numerator is half of the denominator in both fractions, ie 4 is half of 8, and 5 is half of 10.