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I found a 1/2 cup measuring cup. If I was cooking and a recipe called for a half cup of something and my 1/2 cup was dirty I could make and equivalent fraction 1/2 = 2/4 and use a 1/4 cup instead. I would just have to use two of those to equal the same amount as 1/2 cup. I also found a pancake mix that had a 1/2 cup serving size. I would have to find out how many people I was going to make pancakes for and then multiply 1/2 by that number to find out how much mix to use. If I was going to make pancakes for all four people in my family I would do 4 x 1/2 = 4/2 and that would equal 2 cups. So I would use 2 cups of the pancake mix.


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Fraction Scavenger Hunt

Find an example of a fraction somewhere in your household. Take a picture or draw a picture of of it Seesaw. Explain how you might use that fraction in real life. Why might you need to make an equivalent fraction with your example? How might you add, subtract, or multiply with that fraction? I attached a note with two examples of fractions I found in my kitchen and how I might use them in real life. Happy fraction hunting!

4th Grade, Math
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