Equivalent fractions lesson (including simplifying, comparing and ordering)

Powerpoint lesson for using equivalent fractions to: simplify, compare and order fractions with all resources included. Resources include a work booklet, assessment for learning activities (bingo and active out of set pairing activities), starter and plenary. Skills covered include – finding a missing number in a set of equivalent fractions, cancelling fractions to their simplest form and ordering fractions with different denominators. Appropriate for KS3 or for GCSE.

Time saving resource for busy teachers! You should be able to teach a lesson with hardly any preparation (mainly printing and maybe some cutting!). Fully differentiated objectives:
Blue: Find equivalent fractions, including simplifying.
Gold: Compare the size of fractions with different denominators
Red: Order fractions with different denominators

This resource includes:
• A PowerPoint.
•A PDF of the PPT slides so you know what is coming next.
•Answers on the PowerPoint and in a separate PDF document for easy reference.
• A differentiated Work booklet that includes self-assessment sections and help boxes
• An active card sort where students have to match the equivalent fractions (also options for doing this as an out of seat task)

The PowerPoint includes everything you need to teach right away. The lessons use the following format:
• Objective and levels
• A “how to teaching portion” with animated examples
• Assessment for learning activities
• Answers to all the booklet questions
• Plenary (with answers)
•Notes on the PPT slides.

The powerpoint and booklet are currently set up for GCSE maths grades, however you can edit the grades to reflect KS3 or your own schools assessment criteria. In the word booklet if you change any grade (e.g the blue section) it should automatically change the rest of that colour into the same grade.

This will take up a whole lesson.

This lesson would be appropriate to use as part of the Pearson Edexcel Foundation textbook unit 4, find more resources for that here.

This is the first lesson in the series and is followed by the lesson you can find here.

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Created: Jun 13, 2019

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