Students were given a quick time to discover the missing numbers. As I walked around monitoring everyone working, I saw students who knew exactly what to put and others who were trying to develop a method that would work. We shared the correct answers and then discussed the 2 methods for determining if fractions are equivalent.
METHOD #1 - CROSS MULTIPLY
METHOD #2 - WORK ACROSS
SIMPLIFYING A FRACTIONS IS ALSO CREATING AN EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS
Use the "L" method to simplify the 2 numbers in the fraction