# Fractions Can Be Equal?

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#### Storyboard Description

Two students discussing that sometimes fractions can look different but still remain equal.

#### Storyboard Text

• FRACTIONS﻿
• Did you know that sometimes fractions can look different, but represent the same amount﻿?
• I don't understand. How can two fractions be the same?﻿
• Panic!﻿
• ﻿That's an excellent question! Can I get two volunteers to come up to the board?
• FRACTIONS﻿
• Becky, I want you to write a fraction that represents the number of students in the class that are up at the board.﻿
• 2 ---- 4﻿
• Blake, I want you to take what Becky wrote and divide both numbers by 2, then write your new fraction.﻿
• 2 ---- 4﻿
• This is an example of two various fractions that look different but equal the same amount. Does this make more sense now?﻿
• 2 / 2 = 1   4﻿ / 2 = 2     1  ----        2
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