To complete this activity, we need to understand that 2/4 is the same as 1/2.

This is called an equivalent fraction as they are the same.

Let's have a look at what this means.

The first circle has been split into four equal parts.

The second circle has been split into two equal parts.

If we look at the red side of each circle, can you see that two of the red quarters are the same size as one half?

Two quarters is written 2/4.

One half is written 1/2

Here is another way to look at it.

We have eight red circles.

First, let's find one half:

This is eight circles split into two equal groups, looking at one of the halves.

Now, let's find two quarters:

This is eight circles split into four equal groups, looking at two of the quarters.

Can you see that both 1/2 and 2/4 of eight equal four?

Now, let's have a go at some questions!