**Category:**K-8**Uploaded by KaitlynRyan on:**2012-10-02 17:57:42

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Ms. Martha Nakisanze demonstrates equivalence of fractions.
Questions this video answers What are equivalent fractions? How can
I represent one as a fraction? How can I produce equivalent
fractions?

Ms. Martha Nakisanze demonstrates equivalence of fractions.

Questions this video answers What are equivalent fractions? How can

I represent one as a fraction? How can I produce equivalent

fractions?

Questions this video answers What are equivalent fractions? How can

I represent one as a fraction? How can I produce equivalent

fractions?

Comments (3 of 3)

deedeetartt

Posted: 27-01-13

I think Ms. Nakisanze does a great job showing how fractions are equivalent but I think it might be helpful to explain that if you multiply any fraction by 1 (2/2, 3/3, 4/4) you can manipulate it and it'll be congruent. Also the music and background noise was distracting.

Ms. Nakisanze presents an interesting way to prove equivalent fractions. I had never seen this before and she did a great job showing this concept. I think it would have been nice to see the same fraction (such as 1/2) multiplied by multiple variations of one (such as 4/4 as well as the 2/2 shown) to show further equivalent fractions. But I liked the examples she did present. I agree with the other commenter that using this same method backwards to show if two fractions are equivalent would be nice.

I like that this video shows that fractions can still be equivalent if they are multiplied by something. However, I think there needs to be other types of examples as well, such as simply showing two fractions that appear to be different, but figuring out if they are equivalent by simplification. Also, the volume of the music and the background noise is a bit too loud and tends to overpower the volume of the speaker. This makes the video a little bit hard to follow, as it is hard to hear the explanations being given.