Step 1: Ask students how they could write these two fractions (3/4 and 9/12).
Step 2: Then ask if they take up the same amount of space. This would be called “equivalent” or equal fractions
Step 3: Review the selected Mondrian piece again and ask students to identify any areas of equivalent fractions found within the artwork.
Step 4: Finally, have students create a piece in the style of Mondrian with at least 3 areas of equivalent fractions like the one above. Using a square piece of grid paper, have students use the colors red to mark larger fractions and blue to create their equivalents with smaller parts. Leave borders white, as dictated by the style of the artist.
Step 5: After students have created their own artwork, have them label each area with the correct fraction produced.