Posted by Peter on 11th March 2009

Year 5 maths worksheet: equivalent fractions

equivalent-fractions-1Understanding equivalence in fractions is the key to successfully understanding fractions.

This maths worksheet looks at simple equivalence between halves, fifths, tenths etc. The first question asks which fractions are more than a half. The quick way to work this out is to see if the top number (numerator) is more than double the bottom number (denominator) – if it is then it is more than one half.

The second question requires an understanding that a fraction such as three fifths can be changed to an equivalent fraction such as six tenths by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the same number (in this case 2, but it willl not always be 2).

Equivalent fractions pg 1

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