Learning objects Equivalent fractions pointer

TLF ID M012000

This is an interactive resource about fractions. It presents students with a fraction and its equivalent visual representations as both the shaded portion of a shape and as the location on a number line. Students are also presented with two other empty shapes, and are required to divide each blank shape into equal portions and add colour to the portions to create a fraction equivalent to the given fraction. As students fill in the portions of a shape with colour, an arrow linking the shape to the number line indicates the fraction being represented. Students can choose from drop-down menus to work with squares or circles and to create one or two equivalent fractions.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 6 mathematics about comparing fractions and locating them on a number line. It can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standard about locating fractions on a number line.
  • The resource supports students in exploring the relationship between the value of a fraction and the proportion of the area of a shape, and is useful for providing practice in generating equivalent fractions.
  • It provides immediate feedback and students can make repeated attempts if an equivalent fraction is not correctly generated. The activity automatically records how successfully the fractions are generated. A score based on the number of attempts can be shown in a pop-up window.
  • The Learner and Help tabs, which can easily be accessed from the Activity screen, provide detailed and useful information about completing the activity effectively.
Year level


Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Organization: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://www.shodor.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Organization: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://www.shodor.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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