Fraction Series, Week 4: Equivalent Fractions
We talked a little bit about equivalent fractions in the Week 2, modeling post, with the idea of using models, or representations, when adding or subtracting fractions, but we didn’t talk about how to find equivalent fractions, so we’ll go into that here in this quick post.
First off, when do we usually use equivalent fractions?
We often use equivalent fractions when:
Once we decide we need equivalent fractions, we find a common denominator for the fractions. There are a few ways to do that:
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