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A visit to the zoo

Author: Scolab | Publish on November 13, 2022

Grades 5 and 6


Math Maestro Jean-François has invited you to visit his zoo! But first, your students will have to find the path that takes them to the animals. How? By simplifying fractions! What a fun way to work on the concept of equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. And to add to the fun, the students will also have to write the names of the animals, or draw them, in the enclosures on the map. You could even take the opportunity to talk to them about some of the animals and their characteristics. Whatever you decide, this activity is chock-a-block with possibilities!

Math Maestro Jean-François has also provided an answer key to go with the map of the zoo (where the animals are located) that you can print or project on the IWB. Stay tuned for other activities by our Math Maestro Jean-François!


Download the instructions for the teacher ≫

Download the activity sheet: A visit to the zoo

Download the document: Map of the zoo – Answer key


Netmath activities

Continue your exploration of equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions with these Netmath activities. To make it easier for you, we have created collections* that group these activities together. Click on the link to access these activities and add them to your collections. You can then modify them as you see fit.


Grade 5: Arithmetic - Operations involving numbers / Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions

  • Generating a set of equivalent fractions

  • Simplifying a fraction to its simplest form (1)

  • Simplifying a fraction to its simplest form (2)

Link to the collection* Grade 5 ≫


Grade 6: Arithmetic - Operations involving numbers / Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions

  • Generating a set of equivalent fractions

  • Using equivalent fractions to simplify a fraction (1)

  • Using equivalent fractions to simplify a fraction (2)

Link to the collection* Grade 6 ≫


*Note: You must be logged in to Netmath to access it.


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