Equivalent fractions are different fractions that represent the same value. For example, 1/2 and 2/4 are equivalent because they both represent half of a whole.
Number lines provide a visual representation of fractions and their relative positions. By placing equivalent fractions on a number line, students can see how different representations can still represent the same value.
Understanding equivalent fractions is crucial for building a strong foundation in fraction concepts. It helps students compare and order fractions, perform operations with fractions, and solve real-world problems involving fractions.