# Equivalent fractions explained

An excellent KS2 worksheet created by an experienced teacher to help your child learn about finding equivalent fractions and calculating them. The pictorial representation is particularly helpful when explaining the concept to your child.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 4

## What are equivalent fractions?

An equivalent fraction is like having different-sized slices of a pizza, but that still represent the same amount of pizza.

For example, if you have 2 slices out of 8, it's the same as having 1 slice out of 4.

Even though the sizes of the slices are different, they both represent the same part of the whole pizza.

So, the fractions 2/8 and 1/4, are equivalent because they represent the same amount.

## Why is it important to learn about equivalent fractions?

Understanding equivalent fractions helps us work with fractions more flexibly and confidently in various mathematical and real-world contexts.

They help us understand fractions better by showing that there can be different ways to represent the same amount. This deepens our understanding of how fractions work.

Understanding equivalent fractions can help in real-life situations like cooking, dividing things equally, or understanding proportions in everyday tasks.

## What are some examples of equivalent fractions?

1/2 is equivalent to
2/4
3/6
4/8
and so on.

They all represent half of a whole.

2/3 is equivalent to
4/6
6/9
8/12
and so on.

They all represent two-thirds of a whole.