# equivalent fractions - tutor visit ahh..

Discussion in 'Primary' started by scaredstudentteacher, Mar 8, 2011.

1. ### scaredstudentteacher

Well, I need a fun and inspiring lesson on equivalent fractions because I think I may get a tutor visit tomorrow. My brain is quite frazzled. It is a year 5 and a really chatty class. I want it practical but I don't know what I could do other than cut up strips of paper.

2. ### scaredstudentteacher

Well, I need a fun and inspiring lesson on equivalent fractions because I think I may get a tutor visit tomorrow. My brain is quite frazzled. It is a year 5 and a really chatty class. I want it practical but I don't know what I could do other than cut up strips of paper.

3. ### Andrew JeffreyNew commenter

Fun and inspiring are not always the same thing of course, but you might try an equivalent fractions version of 'SNAP' where you have things like 2/3 and 8/12 on cards...or what about using arrays where you first draw a grid with 3 columns and shade 2 of them. Next draw three lines right across the grid (cutting it into 12 sections).
They can see that you haven't shaded any extra bits, and now there are 8/12 shaded, so 8/12 must be equivalent to 2/3.
Just a couple of ideas - and of course, get the children to draw out their own grids to demonstrate a range of equivalent fractions.
Good luck, and don't be scared. And don't make it inspiring just because you have a tutor visit - make it inspiring because that is what your children deserve.

4. ### littlemissleah

Does the school have Number Fun? Great song about equivalent fractions