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Teaching mathematics
Teaching mathematics

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1.2 Challenges to understanding the equivalence between fractions

You have been introduced to two diagrams which can help people learn about the equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages through visualisation.

Activity 3 Thinking of other useful diagrammatic representations

Timing: Allow 5 minutes

Can you think of any other diagrams which you have used, or seen in use, which help learners to understand fractions, decimals and percentages?

The concept of equivalence is important in mathematics. Can you think of other areas of mathematics where equivalence is used?


Equivalence is an important concept in mathematics. Algebra is a particular area of mathematics where equivalence is important. Equivalent algebraic expressions are different ways of denoting the same relationship.