## Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Equivalent Fractions with Equations - Section 3: Closer

Area models are another great way to show fractions.  I think of area model fractions as just an extension of fraction bars.  I think area models are an easier tool for most students because the boxes are all the same size.  Some students struggling with spatial reasoning and fraction bars are tough for them when they can’t figure out how to divide something into thirds or fifths.  By introducing yet another type of model for students I am able to reach a few more students or deepen the knowledge of others.

Many types of models for many types of learners.
Diverse Entry Points: Many types of models for many types of learners.

# Equivalent Fractions with Equations

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 8 of 17

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### Erin Doughty

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