# Fractions / Equivalent Fractions

Activity 2 of 15
This lesson helps students understand that two fractions are equivalent (or equal) if they are located at the same point on the number line.

## Planning and Resources

Objectives
Students should understand and explain that two fractions are equivalent (equal) if they are the same size or the same point on a number line.  They can compare and express the relationships between two fractions using the symbols <, =,="" or=""> and justify the conclusions by using a visual fraction model.

Vocabulary
equivalent fractions
improper fractions

Standard:

## Lesson Snapshot

#### Understanding

Once students understand equivalence, they can begin to order fractions according to their size.

### What to look for

Students should recognize that, as with whole numbers, when ordering fractions the larger of two fractions is located farther to the right on the number line.

### Sample Assessment

Write a comparison statement to order the fractions from least to greatest.

(25/12), (13/12), (9/10), (13/5)