Lesson Plan: Equivalent Fractions Using Multiplication Mathematics • 4th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to multiply the numerator and denominator of a proper fraction by the same number to find equivalent fractions.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • use pictorial models to explain how to use multiplication to find equivalent fractions,
  • use multiplication to generate equivalent fractions.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • finding equivalent fractions using different representations, such as number lines, tape diagrams, and area models.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • simplifying fractions,
  • working with fractions greater than 1,
  • listing factors or multiples.

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