Sunday

Equivalence (Equal to/Same as)

Every fraction (1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1 whole and heaps more) has other fractions that mean the same thing. Take a look:









More on equivalent fractions: 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!




Now some real-life challenge problems to test you:

Time for a dinner party with dinner cards, how quaint...
Don't play the video below, just read the problem and then try to solve it. Once you think you have the answer, explain why it is correct to your teacher and then watch the video to check.
Dinner party time with equivalent fractions

Ice cubes: Don't let the slushy melt by not having enough ice!
Watch ONLY the first 30 seconds of this clip. Solve the problem, check your answer with Anna, then watch the remainder of the clip.
Ice cubes with equivalent fractions

Save that cash: Calculate the answer when the box pops up and check with Ms Kap before you proceed. How may times have you been told, "Save your money!" We thought so. What if you wanted to save a fractional amount of your allowance? How would you go about figuring out how much to save?
Khan Academy - Save your money up!

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