Equivalent Fractions

Students will be able to create equivalent fractions and write an equivalent fraction for a given fraction. This Lesson plan uses the Virtual Manipulative app. The app allows the students to work with virtual blocks and circles.

Possible tasks

  1. Ask Students to look up at the word   equivalent on their dictionary app.
  2. Explain an equivalent fraction is a fraction that is equal in value to another fraction.
  3. Teacher demonstrates how 1/2 = 2/4 or 1/2 = 4/8 with the setting set to block.
  4. Using the circle setting ask students to show 1/2 = 2/4 and 1/2 = 4/8
  5. Challenge: Create as many equivalent fractions using the circle setting.


  • Students save their work to the photo library where the teacher can review it.
  • Students can import the photo of their saved work to Explain Everything and talk about the picture


Additional Ressources

  • Virtual Manipulatives Fraction Song helps students remember what an equivalent fraction is.