This lesson plan by CPalms is amazing because it's comprehensive and well-organized. It also provides a cohesive, engaging, and step-by-step plan for teaching and assessing fraction equivalence. Additionally, the resources for reteaching, extension and pre-assessment make this plan a winner!
This presentation by Michelle Williams is awesome! It is well-organized, standards-aligned, and has excellent examples. It is a great refresher because it is brief while also being quite informative. The activities demonstrated are easy to implement which make this one of my favorite resources.
The Common Core Teacher Institute provides a useful resource in this professional development video on teaching fraction equivalence. The modeling, questioning, and thoughtful explanations of the activities make this video one of my favorites.
PBSLearningMedia has created an entertaining video teaching fraction equivalence that also demonstrates how this concept can be used in the real-world. I like this video, not only because it takes a well-needed deviation from our "tried and true" pizza example, but also because the explanations are presented well, in an easy to follow manner.
HomeSchoolMath.net does an excellent job of introducing fraction equivalence in this free lesson. While the video itself is outstanding, the additional practice problems (and their explanations), along with the supplemental resources make this article definitely worth bookmarking.
This interactive article on the Helping With Math website is outstanding. The tips are great for educators (and parents) as a refresher on equivalent fractions and how to introduce them to students. In addition, the supplemental resources (online games, worksheets, and other videos) are an added bonus. The real gem here, however, is the detailed explanation of the example problems.
This video, by Smart Learning for All, does an excellent of job of explaining equivalent fractions. The video is entertaining as well as informative, without being overwhelming for students. This resource would be great for introducing students to fraction equivalence in whole growth or for review with a small group or individual students.