Lesson 11

Generemos fracciones equivalentes

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to generate equivalent fractions.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students learned what it means for two fractions to be equivalent. In this lesson, students continue to reason about and show equivalence visually, building on their work with fraction strips. They use shaded diagrams to help them generate equivalent fractions, including fractions greater than 1. The work here prepares students to use number lines to explain fraction equivalence later in the section.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Use diagrams to explain or show fraction equivalence.
  • Use diagrams to generate equivalent fractions.

Student Facing

  • Generemos fracciones equivalentes.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Which students had opportunities to share their diagrams and thinking during whole-class discussion? How did you select these students?

Suggested Centers

  • Number Line Scoot (2–3), Stage 3: Halves, Thirds, Fourths, Sixths and Eighths (Addressing)
  • Secret Fraction (3), Stage 1: Building Non-Unit Fractions (Addressing)

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