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

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that the place value system can be extended to tenths and hundredths. Make connections between fractions and decimal notation (ACMNA079)

Elaborations
  • using division by 10 to extend the place-value system
  • using knowledge of fractions to establish equivalences between fractions and decimal notation
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Place value,  Simple fractions,  Decimals

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: 10000 Centicubes

This sequence of four lessons integrates content in number and measurement to deepen students' understanding and confidence working with larger numbers. Students work flexibly with numbers up to 10 000 as they determine suitable dimensions for a container that can hold 10 000 centicubes. They are challenged to plan, construct ...

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Let's party!

In this lesson students learn about needs and wants whilst budgeting for a birthday party. Students gather and compare data about how their classmates celebrate birthdays. They are then introduced to budgeting in the context of planning a party. They are asked to consider how needs and wants impact their spending choices ...

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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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AERO Ochre Maths Year 4 Unit 2 - Addition and subtraction

This sequence of 15 lessons teaches students about various addition and subtractions methods and where to appropriately apply them.

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Number: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of number-related ideas showing the relationship to other curriculum strands. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in number including teaching and cultural implications.

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First steps in mathematics: Number – Book 2

The content of this book is organised into topics including understanding operations, calculating, and reasoning about number patterns.

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Place value: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Place value. Students apply their understanding of fractions and division to divide a whole (rectangle model) into 10 equal pieces. They learn that each piece represents 0.1 or one tenth of the length of the original whole.

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Operations: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of ideas that cover addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio.

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First steps in mathematics: Number – Book 1

The content of this book is organised into topics including understanding whole and decimal numbers, and understanding fractional numbers.

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Spending the lotto millions!

Students apply standard and non-standard place value partitioning to seven-digit numbers.

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Decimal fractions video

Use this video to explore decimal fractions, how they are represented and how we use them in day-to-day contexts.

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Decimaster: match-up 1

Explore ways of representing decimals using mathematical notation and visual tools. Match a decimal fraction between 0 and 1 such as 0.7. Adjust units on an area representation and a common fraction. Match three decimals with each tool.

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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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Mixed Up Maths, Ep 1: Monumental measurement mess ups

Did you know that in Australia we use a metric system for measurement? See if you know the units of measurement for length, mass and volume. Find out what system the United States uses. You guessed it - they don't use the metric system! See how a mix up of these units can cause all kinds of mess ups.

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Expanded Square

This sequence of four lessons explores concepts around informal area and symmetry. Students design an 'expanded square' where approximately half the area of the original square is flipped to the outside. The lessons provide opportunities for students to devise and use methods to informally measure area, record their mathematical ...

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MathXplosion, Ep 31: Heavy vs big

How would you measure and compare the weight of something? Learn why big things aren't necessarily heavy. All you need is something heavy and a lot of something light and you’ll be able to prove that weight is not the same as size.

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Factors and multiples: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Factors and multiples. Students solve problems involving multiplying or dividing natural numbers by multiples and powers of 10 without a calculator, using the multiplicative relationship between the place value of digits.

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Fruit fractions: Gardeners of fractions

In this lesson, students use a simulated garden bed to explore tenths. They explore fractions within simulated Asian gardening plots. They draw garden beds, allocate fractions to fruit plants, and combine fractions to understand tenths. Through creativity and discussion, they grasp the concept of fractions as parts of a ...

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Fruit fractions: Fruit salad crafty creations

Students demonstrate knowledge of fractions through creating their very own simulated ‘fruit salad’. Pose the questions: if you were to create a fruit salad what would it have in there? In what ratios/proportions? Are there any fruits you wouldn’t want in there? Which fruits go/don’t go together? Showcase your understanding ...

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Left overs

Students investigate the relative position of numbers by modelling fractional numbers between whole numbers. They represent linear models of fractions along number lines and use these models to count and solve simple fraction addition problems.