Mathematics / Year 2 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections (ACMNA033)

Elaborations
  • recognising that sets of objects can be partitioned in different ways to demonstrate fractions
  • relating the number of parts to the size of a fraction
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Halves,  Quarters,  Eighths

Collection

Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Fraction fiddle: matching cake fractions

Fill orders in a cake shop. Match a fraction to parts of a cake. For example, identify the fraction of a cake remaining after it has had one quarter removed. Check your prediction by making the fraction and seeing what it looks like as part of a circle. Watch the circle change as you adjust the numerals in the numerator ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Cassowary fractions

Help a park ranger to arrange fencing in a wildlife sanctuary. Divide common geometric shapes into equal-sized sections for keeping cassowaries. Group the enclosures to form a quarantine zone for sick or injured birds. Then express the divisions of the enclosures as fractions. This learning object is one in a series of ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Cassowary sanctuary

Help a park ranger to arrange fencing in a wildlife sanctuary. Divide common geometric shapes into equal-sized sections for keeping cassowaries. Group the enclosures to form a quarantine zone for sick and injured birds. Then express divisions of the enclosures as fractions. Work through facts about the life of cassowaries: ...

Moving Image

Wholes, halves and quarters

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that defines the terms 'one-half' and 'one-quarter'. Using everyday examples, it explains that dividing an object or shape into two is the same as halving it and illustrates the concept by cutting shapes into two and colouring in one part. The resource demonstrates how ...

Moving Image

Alien fractions

Like to trick an alien using fractions? See how our 'Halloween host' manages to do just that. It is all about knowing the value of the bottom number of a fraction (denominator). See if you can work out how to trick the alien.

Moving Image

What is a quarter?

What is a quarter? You get quarters when you divide a whole into four equal parts. Each one of these four parts is a quarter. Watch this great explainer produced by Monique in collaboration with ABC Splash and see how she explains quarters.

Interactive Resource

Fraction basics - Easy & Effective Fractions Tutor - iTunes app

Learn about the core concepts of fractions through 12 animated clips. View the clips on the topic that you want to learn about. These clips will help build a string foundation in fractions. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

Equivalent fractions - Google Play app

Create equivalent fractions by dividing squares and circles, match a fraction's location on a number line. Equivalent fractions are displayed in a table to help identify patterns. Use the 'build your own' feature to further explore equivalent fractions. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

Equivalent fractions - iTunes app

Create equivalent fractions by dividing squares and circles, match a fraction's location on a number line. Equivalent fractions are displayed in a table to help identify patterns. Use the 'build your own' feature to further explore equivalent fractions. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.