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   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
[ARTS] MED (4) 3 :
3) Arrange varied content and components to convey purpose and meaning in different media arts productions, applying associated artistic principles.

a. Use artistic concepts of balance and contrast.

Example: Recreate a short scene depicting Hansel and Gretel running through the forest, with some students representing static trees and others performing the moving characters. Balance is created by composition of figures in the frame and contrast is shown by static and moving characters.

Subject: Mathematics (4), Arts Education (4)
Title: Comic Strip Math
Description:

In this learning activity, the students will review the elements of a comic strip. Students will collaboratively create their own comic strip demonstrating step by step procedures to solve a math equation involving fractions. Finally, students will create their final comic strip in Make Beliefs Comix website. A copy of each group's comic strip will be printed and posted on the classroom bulletin board for class viewing. 

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Can Fractions Be Equal?
Description:

This tool allows the participant to visually create two equivalent fractions based on the fraction provided. This can be used as an introduction since it allows you to determine your own fraction and construct models. You can also use it as a closing activity to check students understanding by asking them to construct a visual model.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Simplest Form StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/simplest-form.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to reduce fractions to their simplest form by generating an equivalent fraction. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout with practice problems can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Equivalent Fractions StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/equiv-fractions.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to make and find equivalent fractions. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Greatest Common Factor StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/greatest-common-factor.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to find the greatest common factor, a useful skill when simplifying fractions. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
[MA2019] (5) 11 :
11. Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.

a. Model and interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b= a ÷ b)

b. Use visual fraction models, drawings, or equations to represent word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers
Subject: Mathematics (4 - 5)
Title: Decimal, Fraction, & Percent Equivalents StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/decimals-percents/decimal-fraction-percent-equivs.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to convert decimals, fractions, and percents, in order to compare their magnitudes. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the steps taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.



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13. Demonstrate that a unit fraction represents one part of an area model or length model of a whole that has been equally partitioned; explain that a numerator greater than one indicates the number of unit pieces represented by the fraction.

[MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4)
Title: Find the Fractions!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/61bfa094-811c-4885-8631-0c37852824d1/61bfa094-811c-4885-8631-0c37852824d1/
Description:

In this "Cyberchase" video clip, Matt and Digit have a recipe for a "Mean, Green Antidote" that calls for 2/8 of a whole stone. Students will realize that the fractions 2/8 and 1/4 are equivalent.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Solving Equivalent Fractions: Bianca's New Pet
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mwnet-math-nf-newpet/solving-equivalent-fraction-problems-biancas-new-pet/
Description:

This video from Cyberchase features Bianca working on her aunt and uncle’s farm. Bianca is excited because she’s getting a new pet. She uses equivalent fractions to combine different lengths of wood to build a roof on a house for the new pet. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use equivalent fractions to solve a problem and create word problems of their own.



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