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Equivalent Fractions – Practical Exploration for KS2 and KS3

Key Stage

KS2, KS3


Years 3-9


There are a set of rectangular ‘overlays’ – to be printed onto acetate (pupils get a pack containing one of each overlay).

They can use the overlays to divide the shapes (Questions) into different fractions and explore how equivalent fractions work.

It is a really practical kinaesthetic activity which encourages pupils to discover the mathematics themselves rather than learning ‘rules’ to make equivalent fractions.

Nyima Drayang is a mathematics teacher who is enthusiastic about sharing resources and good practice. You can find more of Nyima’s resources on at nyima_drayang and follow on Twitter at @LttMaths.

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