Watch a video on StudyJams on Equivalent Fractions to introduce the idea of visual models.
2 Direct Instruction
Play equivalent fraction games by having students participate by directly coming up to the interactive whiteboard or having students use their personal whiteboards to write down their answers as the teacher moves the pieces on the interactive whiteboard.
3 Guided Practice
Students watch multiple videos (Understand and explain equivalent fractions using visual models | 4.NF.1) and take notes on their learning using the LearnZillion "Note Template."
4 Independent Practice
Students will use Khan Academy to work on problems under "Visualizing equivalent fractions."
Students create their own area models in Google Draw and attach a QR code for the answers. After QR codes have been created, students will exchange their work to get more hands-on practice.