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TIMES Module 14: Number and Algebra: fractions - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers that provides an introduction to fractions. It covers ordering, the four basic arithmetic operations, cancelling, writing in simplest form, the use of the area model for multiplication and the use of the number line for ordering, adding and subtracting. A history of the development of ...

Comparing fractions: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Comparing fractions: assessment' (L7736). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the interpretation of student input related to comparing fractions and deciding which pair of fractions is larger, or if they ...

Using 'Fraction action' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea recounts the experiences of using R11475 'Fraction action - unit of work' with four year 7 classes. The focus was on students understanding the interchangeable relationship between common fractions, decimal fractions and percentages.

Fraction action - unit of work

In this unit of work students move from working with tenths, hundredths and thousandths to relating common and decimal fractions and percentages.

Ordering and comparing fractions - unit of work

In this unit of work students move from working with tenths, hundredths and thousandths to relating common and decimal fractions and percentages.

Partitioning: the missing link in building fraction knowledge and confidence

This professional article written by renowned mathematics educator Dianne Siemon focuses on students' understanding of fractions in the middle years (years 5-9). It identifies partitioning as the missing link between early years' understanding of fractions and the understandings required to work with rational numbers in ...

Connecting fractions and percentages - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of mathematics lessons that focus on exploring the relationship between common fractions and percentages. The resource provides ...

Which zeros matter?

This teaching resource provides teachers of years 5 and 6 with precise descriptions of the learning objectives they should be seeking as students extend their knowledge of place value to order decimal numbers and learn how to multiply and divide decimal numbers by powers of 10. Classroom resources and activities are suggested ...

Equivalent fractions and the use of the number line

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses equivalent fractions from the Australian Curriculum for year 7 students. It contains material on equivalent fractions, and explains how equivalence can be demonstrated on the number line. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student ...

Modelling numeracy lessons

A teacher works with other year 3 and 4 teachers in her school to design and implement explicit mathematical learning experiences for students.  Collaboratively, they select and use content and resources for numeracy lessons suited to the strengths and needs of individual students from diverse backgrounds. She understands ...

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...

Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment' (L9771). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the interpretation of student input related to comparing fractions and deciding which pair of fractions is larger, ...

TIMES Module 17: Number and Algebra: the unitary method - teacher guide

This is an 18-page guide for teachers. This module introduces the idea of ratios and rates.

TIMES Module 33: Number and Algebra: factorisation - teacher guide

This is a 17-page guide for teachers. It continues the discussion of factorisation. In particular, the techniques for the factorisation of quadratic expressions are presented.

Starting Smart: how likely is it? - years 5 and 6

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week unit plan and set of supporting resources for the upper primary years, focusing on progressing students' understanding of chance events and assigning a measure of likelihood to an event using words or numbers. Students identify and list possible outcomes in simple chance events ...

Fractions for algebra and arithmetic

This teaching resource provides teachers of year 10 with precise descriptions of the learning objectives they should be seeking, and the misconceptions to be avoided, as students extend their knowledge and understanding of arithmetic fractions to fraction-like expressions in algebra. This resource emphasises the significance ...

Conceptual obstacles with numbers less than 1

This teaching resource provides teachers of year 7 with precise descriptions of the learning objectives they should be seeking as students learn to multiply and divide by vulgar fractions and decimal fractions. The focus is multiplication and division by numbers less than 1, which can challenge students' beliefs and models ...

Introduction to probability

This is a website designed for both teachers and students in year 5, and addresses components of the probability topic. It is particularly relevant for discussing chance experiments where the probability of events is equally likely and for describing those events using fractions. There are pages for both teachers and students. ...

Connecting fractions, decimals and percentages

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses the connections between fractions, decimals and percentages from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and helps students understand that although there are ...

Top drawer teachers: fractions

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of the conceptual understanding of fractions through links to six sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind fractions, while the second section uses research findings to identify some common misunderstandings when learning fractions. The third explores ...