# Practice Visualizing Equivalent Fractions with Flashcards

## Visualizing Equivalent Fractions with Number Lines and Models

To help you master the concept of equivalent fractions, we’ve created a set of flashcards. Download these flashcards or watch our practice video to test your understanding and reinforce your learning.

## Our Guide to Understanding Equivalent Fractions

###### Equivalent Fractions Explained

When learning about equivalent fractions, it’s helpful to use both visual models and number lines. Let's break down how to identify and understand equivalent fractions through these methods.

**Example 1: Fraction Models**

**Visual Models:**Consider a pie divided into 5 equal parts, with 1 part shaded. This represents 1/5.

Now, look at a pie divided into 10 equal parts, with 2 parts shaded. This represents 2/10.

Despite different numbers of parts, both pies show the same proportion shaded, indicating that 1/5 is equivalent to 2/10.

**Number Lines:**Draw a number line and divide the segment between 0 and 1 into 5 equal parts. The point 1/5 is marked at the first division.

Next, divide another number line into 10 equal parts. The point 2/10 is marked at the second division.

Both points 1/5 and 2/10 align on the same spot on the number line, visually proving their equivalence.

**Example 2: Visual Verification**

Imagine dividing each section of the pie (used for 1/5) into two, resulting in 10 sections. You'll see that the shaded area remains the same, confirming that 1/5 is indeed equivalent to 2/10.

**Conclusion:**

By using fraction models and number lines, it's easier to understand that different fractions can represent the same value. This concept is fundamental in grasping more complex mathematical ideas and is essential for students to master.

Understanding fractions can be tricky, but visual aids can make it much easier. Khan Academy provides an excellent explanation of equivalent fractions using number lines and fraction models in their video. To watch the video and get a comprehensive understanding, check it out below: