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Equivalent Fraction Go Fish
Lesson Objective
Students will become more familiar and comfortable working with equivalent fractions by matching two equivalents.
Background Information for Teacher
Student Prior Knowledge
Students must understand the basic concept of fractions.
Index Cards
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
After watching the video in Step 1, give the student 6 index cards and have them write one fraction on each card. Have them mix the cards up, then
pull two cards and determine if they are equivalent fractions using any of the methods in the video. (Draw, compare, reduce)
If the student needs additional practice you can give them an additional 6 cards to add to the pile.
Once the student has demonstrated they understand equivalent fractions, they are ready to play Fraction, Go Fish!
Instructions for making the Fraction, Go Fish! cards:
1. On one side of an index card, write a fraction. Write an equivalent fraction on another index card. Continue writing pairs of
equivalent fractions.You will need about 30 cards.
You can decorate one side of the card and laminate them for durability, but neither of these steps is necessary.
2. Sit across from the student or a sibling who is also learning fractions or needs a refresher. You can have up to 4 players.
Choosing a dealer
Dealer deals 5 cards to each player and puts the rest in a scattered pile in the middle of the group. The student can put down any
matches they have.
The student to the dealer’s left asks the student of his/her choice: “Do you have a fraction equivalent to (for example) 1/2?” If that
student has a match, all group members need to check for accuracy! If not, the student “goes fishing.” Again, if a match is found, all
group members check for accuracy.
Continue play until the “pond” is depleted. The student with the most matches is the winner!
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets for extra practice w/ answer key
Worksheets for extra practice w/ answer key
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Fraction Memory Game (online) game