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Created on 21 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 23 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator

## Introduction

Discover how equivalent fractions have the same proportional relationship between the numerator and denominator, and therefore have the same numerical value. Convert between equivalent fractions and simplify fractions.

## Teaching points

• Teaching point 1: When two fractions have different numerators and denominators to one another but share the same numerical value, they are called ‘equivalent fractions’.

• Teaching point 2: Equivalent fractions share the same proportional (multiplicative) relationship between the numerator and denominator. Equivalent fractions can be generated by maintaining that relationship through the process of multiplication and division.

• Teaching point 3: Fractions can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by a common factor.   Add to your NCETM favourites Remove from your NCETM favourites Add a note on this item Recommend to a friend Comment on this item Send to printer Request a reminder of this item Cancel a reminder of this item