Equivalent Fraction Explorer

Rearrange and find equivalent fractions

Enter a fraction and manipulate the visual representation by dragging the red handle.
Explore groupings and arrangements that produce equivalent fractions.

The ↑ and ↓ buttons adjust the fraction to the next equivalent fraction, but will respect any existing structure in the arrangement. Zoom in and out using the Zoom buttons if required, holding them down for continuous zoom.

You can also drag the squares to change their position, without changing their shape.

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This activity is designed to illustrate the nature of fractions as relative values, and how the implied grouping can change the fraction, but not its value.

It should also reinforce the connection between common multiples and equivalent fractions.