Mathematics / Year 3 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

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Curriculum content descriptions

Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole (ACMNA058)

  • partitioning areas, lengths and collections to create halves, thirds, quarters and fifths, such as folding the same sized sheets of paper to illustrate different unit fractions and comparing the number of parts with their sizes
  • locating unit fractions on a number line
  • recognising that in English the term ‘one third’ is used (order: numerator, denominator) but that in other languages this concept may be expressed as ‘three parts, one of them’ (order: denominator, numerator) for example Japanese
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Unit fractions

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