Understanding Equivalence: Comparing Fractions to 1/2

Understanding Equivalence: Comparing Fractions to 1/2

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This video demonstrates how to use fraction tiles to explore how different fractions can be equivalent to the same value, such as 1/2. This video models how to compare different fractions that are equivalent to 1/2 to the benchmark of 1. Students who struggle with finding equivalent fractions can stack the fraction tiles above the whole (1) as an anchor. It is important for students to understand that fractions have multiple representations because they can apply this knowledge to compare fractions, especially fractions with unlike denominators.





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