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This page has several kinds of printable fraction and equivalent fraction worksheets so your kids can have practice figuring fractions and learning to see the proportions with fractions at-a-glance.

After using worksheets for the math side of fractions, set up real life equivalent fractions. Show them the way three teaspoons equal one tablespoon, that four tablespoons are equivalent to one quarter cup and four quarter cups equal one cup, etc. See more ideas below.

- Printable fraction worksheets that show numbers and spellings.
- Easy equivalent fractions.
- Easy fraction addition.
- Simple fraction reducing.
- Multiplying equivalent fractions.
- Crewton Ramone's equivalent fractions, games, and video.
- Fraction definitions to practice and remember.
- More printable math worksheets.

This set of three printable fraction math worksheets shows the parts with their numeral and spelling versions. Easy copywork!

These next printable fraction Math worksheets imitate the idea of using fraction overlays and manipulatives. Use thin paper if you want a see-through effect.

I find that an equivalent fractions worksheet can be fun to use especially since they help my kids recognize the equivalence between different fractions.

Start by teaching the names of the fractions and how to spell the words. The spelling is so important for reading math word problems and I find that practicing the spelling can be a huge help getting kids to focus on the meanings of the words.

You can use these worksheets to show the shapes in fractions and to show equivalence. The third and fourth sets show what one part and two parts look like.

You can use these several ways and for several levels when teaching with our equivalent fraction worksheets.

These worksheets show simple fraction addition and fractions to percents to decimals.

This worksheet shows the first steps in reducing fractions:

- Recognizing that zero divided by anything is zero.
- Recognizing that adding zero in the numerator yields the same number.
- Recognizing that n/n = 1. This is actually identity, where anything divided by itself is one.
- Recognizing that multiples added show a multiple of the numerator.

Have the children copy the numbers in their correct spaces while saying their names.

Equivalent fractions are easy to learn once your kids have seen a model. Really, the top row (numerator) skip counts and the second row (denominator) skip counts just like the multiplication facts do.

So many facts in multiplication and division are exactly the same math facts as fractions. This is very easy to see with blocks or overlays. Our worksheets show this relation between the blocks and the equations.

We are really dealing with a high percentage of division facts when we consider fractions.

Our printable Math sheets for fractions are really great if you use Math manipulative like Math-U-See, Miquon Math, or Mortenson Math.

Crewton is a very talented Math tutor in the state of Hawaii. He's like a magician with manipulatives and really helps you see what the formulas and equations mean. Enjoy!

How often does a student even see equivalent fractions before he is asked to figure them? So many times kids have not had time to see the equivalence. Our equivalent fraction worksheets show a picture of the equivalence so that, once the children copy the equations, many children understand them immediately.

I like to teach that the base word to the word equivalent is "equal" to make it easy to remember the principle. See the video explanation below.

Print your favorite worksheet and watch Crewton Ramone's video explanation where he teaches equivalence with multiplication, numerator and denominator definitions, and fractions to decimals.

This is one of the neatest fraction games I have ever seen in over 20 years of teaching Math.

Use these worksheets with Crewton Ramon's equivalent fractions video below.

We use fractions and decimals nearly every day, especially if we consider our cooking and spending or buying. Measurements are the most obvious way to begin teaching fractions and decimals, especially those that are equivalent (equal).

Our equivalent fraction worksheets model what fractions truly have the exact same value. Once a student sees them in order on a worksheet and copies them he will have an easier time recognizing them. The way to figure fractions is to divide the top number by the bottom.

Seeing the numbers is one thing, but seeing the values is even better. Crewton's videos really explain the concept of equivalent fractions easily. See the video below and go to his site at the link below for more explanations of how easy fractions can be to learn.

Equivalent fractions are easy to see with fraction shapes worksheets; the shapes show the equivalence. They show that the portions are equal.

See more videos that you can use with equivalent fractions on his Fractions page at CrewtonRamonesHouseOfMath.com.

**These fraction definitions are from our printable Math Dictionary ebook and can help your children learn the vocabulary that goes with our equivalent fraction worksheets.**

**Cancellation** - simplifying the multiplication of fractions, the process of abridging operations in division by rejecting equal factors. If a numerator is equal to or a multiple of a denominator one of the numbers may be divided into the other. If the numerator and the denominator have the same number, these two numbers cancel out. If, after these, the numerator is larger than the denominator, there is a remainder when they are divided.

**Complex Fraction** - a fraction whose numerator, or denominator, or both, are fractional.

**Denominator** - the number below the fraction bar that indicates how many parts into which the whole is divided.

**Farey Sequence** - the sequence obtained by arranging in numerical order all the proper fractions having denominators not greater than a given integer.

**Fraction** - a rational number of the form a/b where a is called the numerator and b is called the denominator.

**Fractional Numbers** - express parts of a number.

**Fractional parts** - portions of an object or quantity which has been divided into smaller pieces.

**Improper Fraction** - a simple fraction whose value is equal to or greater than one, the numerator is greater than the denominator.

**Least Common Denominator** - the smallest number that can be used as the common denominator for a group of fractions.

**Lowest Common Denominator** - the smallest number that is exactly divisible by each denominator of a set of fractions.

**Lowest Terms** - a fraction in which the numerator and denominator have no common factor.

**Numerator** - the number above the fraction bar that indicates the number of parts of the whole that are in a rational number, the number in the top half of the fraction.

**Proper Fraction** - a simple fraction whose value is less than one, the numerator is smaller than the denominator.

**Ratio** - a rational number of the form a/b where a is called the numerator and b is called the denominator, a comparison of numbers, the quotient or result of one quantity divided by another (fraction).

**Rational Number** - a number that can be written as a fraction with integers as the numerator and denominator.

**Rationalize the Denominator** - a process that gets rid of the radical in the denominator.

**Simple Fraction** - one which has a single integral numerator and denominator.

**Solidus** - the slanted line in a fraction such as a/b dividing the numerator from the denominator.

**Unit Fraction** - a fraction whose numerator is 1.

**Vinculum** - the horizontal bar in a fraction separating the numerator from the denominator.

Say it! Write it! Repeat it!

Measurements are the most obvious way to begin teaching fractions and decimals. Most of our worksheets offer practice learning the basics and here we have the basics of fractions and measurements. We have basic measurement worksheets here.

Remember that most of the concept of fractions is related to multiplication and division. If your students need help with these operations go to our multiplication and division worksheets.

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