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MATH NEWS

Grade 5, Module 3, Topic A

OBJECTIVES OF TOPIC A

Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area

model, and numbers.

Make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with

like denominators.

5

th Grade Math

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Math Parent Letter

This document is created to give parents and students a better

understanding of the math concepts found in Eureka Math (©

2013 Common Core, Inc.) that is also posted as the Engage New

York material which is taught in the classroom. Grade 5 Module 3

of Eureka Math (Engage New York) covers Addition and

Subtraction of Fractions. This newsletter will address making

equivalent fractions.

Topic A. Equivalent Fractions

Words to know

Equivalent Fractions Numerator

Vertically Denominator

Horizontally Expression

Things to Remember:

Equivalent Fraction – fractions that have the same value, even

though they many look differently. Example:

and

Numerator – A number written above the line in a common

fraction to indicate the number of parts of the whole

Denominator – The number below the line in a fraction,

indicating the number of equal parts into which one whole is

divided.

Vertically –

Horizontally –

Focus Area– Topic A

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Mark 0 and 1 above the number line and

below

the number line.

0 1

To find fractions equivalent to

, draw three vertical lines in each

rectangle creating four parts. Shade in two section to create the

fraction

. Now partition with horizontal lines to show the

equivalent fractions

.

Show the expression on a number line then solve.

0 1

=

Each section

is cut into 2

equal parts.

Each section

is cut into 3

equal parts.

Each section

is cut into 4

equal parts.

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Express the fraction as the sum of two or three equal fractional parts. Rewrite each as a multiplication equation.

OR

Express each of the following as the sum of a whole number and a fraction.

Rachel cut six equal lengths of yarn. Each piece was 4 sevenths of a foot long. How many feet of yarn did she cut? Express your

answer as the sum of a whole number and the remaining fractional part.

=

+

+

+

1 +

=

Rachel cut

feet of yarn.

= 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 +

= 4

= 4

= 3 x

+

= 3 x 1 +

=