Students learn about writing equivalent fractions using both written and visual methods. As learning progresses they are introduced to adding with fractions using concepts of equivalence.
The start of the lesson is used to recap adding and subtracting with decimal numbers. In the main part students are taught how to visualise two fractions as equivalent. Written methods are used to backup and extend this approach. The plenary challenges students to begin adding and subtracting with fractions that have different denominators.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to use visual methods to calculate equivalent fractions.
- Most students should be able to use written methods to find equivalent and simplified fractions.
- Some students should be able to find equivalent algebraic fractions.