# Unit Overview: Equivalent fractions

## Lessons:

20 lessons

### Representing equivalent fractions

In this lesson, we develop understanding of equivalent fractions through quantity, area and numberline models. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 10m Video
• Transcript

### Equivalent fractions in context

In this lesson, we will develop understanding of equivalent fractions through the contexts of measuring and pouring. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 18m Video
• Transcript

### The relationship between the numerator and the denominator

In this lesson, we will identify and use the relationship between the numerator and denominator to identify equivalent fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 16m Video
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### Using a scale factor

In this lesson, we will scale the numerator and denominator by the same factor to produce equivalent equations. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 24m Video
• Transcript

### Vertical and horizontal relationships

In this lesson, we will practise seeing both vertical and horizontal relationships in the context of equivalent fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 13m Video
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### Non-unit fractions

In this lesson, we will introduce equivalent fractions for non-unit fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 20m Video
• Transcript

### Numerators and denominators in non-unit fractions

In this lesson, we will explore the relationship between numerators and denominators including non-unit fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 13m Video
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### Missing numbers

In this lesson, we will practise using both vertical and horizontal relationships in fractions to find missing numbers. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 21m Video
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### Further practice with equivalent fractions

In this lesson, we will practise solving fraction problems where we are required to identify a numerator or denominator in a given fraction equation. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 16m Video
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### Factors and multiples

In this lesson, we will revise the language of 'factor', 'multiple' and 'common factor. ' Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 20m Video
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### Simplifying fractions

In this lesson, we introduce simplifying fractions, using fractions that can be simplified into unit fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 20m Video
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### Simplifying fractions using highest common factor

In this lesson, we will express fractions in their simplest forms using the terms 'common factor' and 'highest common factor'. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 20m Video
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### Finding the Highest Common Factor to Simplify

In this lesson, we will simplify a fraction when the numerator is not the highest common factor. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 17m Video
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### Checking whether a fraction is in its simplest form

In this lesson, we will learn how to check whether a fraction is in its simplest form. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 9m Video
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### Why do we simplify fractions?

In this lesson, we will explore the purpose and advantages off simplifying fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 13m Video
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### Simplifying improper fractions

In this lesson, we will simplify fractions that are greater than 1. We will introduce the term 'improper fraction'. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 22m Video
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### Another method for simplifying improper fractions

In this lesson, we will use a second method to simplify fractions that are greater than 1. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 20m Video
• Transcript

### Simplifying after multiplying

In this lesson, we will simplify fractions after multiplying a fraction by a whole number. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 29m Video
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### Further practice and application

In this lesson, we will gain further practise and application of simplifying fractions. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 22m Video
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### Unit Summary

In this lesson, we will revisit and consolidate the key concepts in this unit around fractions, simplifying and identifying equivalence. Resources provided by NCETM (CC BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0)

• 29m Video
• Transcript