Task# Jon and Charlie's Run

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is to present students with a context where they need to explain why two simple fractions are equivalent and is most appropriate for instruction. Students can illustrate the fact that the two fractions are equivalent by showing they belong at the same point on the number line or are represented by the same area in an appropriate diagram. Students will benefit from discussing their reasoning in small groups or as a class.