Mathematics / Year 4 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts (ACMNA077)

Elaborations
  • exploring the relationship between families of fractions (halves, quarters and eighths or thirds and sixths) by folding a series of paper strips to construct a fraction wall
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Equivalent fractions

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Fraction fiddle: tool

Use a tool to explore what happens when you change the numerals in a fraction. Compare two fractions and find out which is larger. For example, decide whether 4/3 is larger than 7/5. Build the two fractions. Compare the fractions on a number line. A handy tool for use on an interactive whiteboard.

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Sites2See – number for primary

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

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Dynamic fractions

Use a tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Create a grid with a number of rectangles ranging from 1 to 100 (up to a 10x10 array). Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. Interact with a dynamic number line to express fractions ...

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Shape fractions

Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Divide simple shapes into equal parts. Select regions, then express the area selected as a fraction (or equivalent). Manually select fractions or choose other options to set variables displayed.

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Park fractions

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

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Exploring fractions

Use partially filled measuring cups to explore fractions: improper, mixed and equivalent fractions. For example, select six cups which are one-quarter full to balance one and a half cups. Or achieve an equivalent result by selecting three cups, which are half full.

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Design your own park

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a park. Set the site dimensions to make a grid. Assign regions on the grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter ...

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Design a park

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a park. Assign regions on a grid for different uses such as picnic tables, swings, sandpits or ponds. Use this tool to explore how to express fractions and display them in different ways. Select boxes within the grid and view or enter corresponding fractions and their equivalents. ...

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What are equivalent fractions?

Look at our fraction wall to see if you can find fractions that are the same in value (equivalent). Try finding a fraction that is equivalent to a half (1/2). How many quarters (1/4) are equivalent to 1/2? Here's a tricky one: what fraction is equivalent to 3/4? Use the fraction wall to help.

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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.

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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.

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: How much love can fit into a shoebox?

This is a year 4 mathematics unit of work about preparing a 'shoebox of love', a gift-filled shoebox to be sent to a child in need. The unit is intended to take about 11 hours of teaching and learning time. It consists of an introduction, seven student activities and teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. ...

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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.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Cassowary ecology quiz

Explore facts about the life of cassowaries: physical characteristics; diet; habitat; life cycles; and locations. Interact with graphs to see how much people can help cassowaries. Work through ecology notes and resources. Answer questions as you go; express your answers as fractions. This learning object is one in a series ...

Collection

Building basic fraction skills

This collection of 13 interactive learning objects is organised into four categories - introduction to fractions; naming fractions; fraction applications; and comparing and ordering fractions. The learning objects develop an understanding of the relationship between spatial, symbolic and written forms of a fraction. They ...

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FF: matching cake fractions - Google Play app

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 ...

Teacher resource

Practical Numeracy in the Kitchen and Garden

This resource provides some pick-up-and-go Numeracy activity ideas for kitchen and garden classes. It includes 4 lessons covering the three content strands, Number and algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability, as well as Time.

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: ...

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Fraction fiddle: comparing unit fractions

Two kiwis each gobble up part of a worm. Identify which bird ate the most. For example, decide whether one-third (1/3) is larger than one-quarter (1/4). Build the fraction that each bird ate. Compare the fractions on a number line. Check which fraction is bigger. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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)

Fraction fiddle: hit the apple

Help an archer to hit an apple with his arrow. Build two fractions to make a total of one whole. Complete the numerators of both fractions (they may have fixed denominators). For example, work out how many quarters and how many eighths can be added together to total one whole. Look at fraction bars and a number line to ...

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Fraction fiddle: shoot the hoop

Help a girl to throw her ball through a hoop. Build two fractions to make a total of one whole. Complete the denominator of a fraction (at least one fraction may have a fixed numerator). For example, work out how many tenths can be added to three-fifths to total one whole. Look at fraction bars and a number line to compare ...