Students will use multiplication and area models to generate equivalent fractions. Students learn that equivalent fractions can be generated by multiplying a given fraction by a fraction equal to 1.
What to look for
Have students observe several examples of creating equivalent fractions. Then lead them in a discussion of their observations.
a. (5/4) = (BLANK/BLANK)
Possible answer: (5/4) = (15/12)
b. (3/ BLANK) = (BLANK/ 21)
Possible answer: (3/7) = (9/ 21)