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

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Walking the rope

Students develop an understanding of the proportion and relationships between fractions. They represent fractions using linear models and symbols and form a generalisation about fractions equivalent to one whole.

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More than, less than ½ - Calculate

This game, played with ten-sided dice, in pairs or small groups, provides students with opportunities to make, simplify and compare fractions with different denominators. Students aim to collect fractions that are more than a half and less than a half, recording their rolled fractions on a score card as the game progresses.

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Fraction War - Calculate

This game, played in pairs with a of dominoes, challenges students to create fractions and compare their values. The player with the higher value fraction wins each round and the associated domino. The game is played until one player owns all the dominoes.

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Fractions and decimals: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Fractions and decimals. Students continue working with the big idea of fraction equivalence and demonstrate their ability to express a part of a whole as being the same as other parts of a whole (e.g. one half is the same as 4 eighths).

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Fruit fractions: Growing with fruit

Explore fractions through plant growth in this engaging lesson. Students will measure and represent plant growth using fractions, gaining a clear understanding of numerators and denominators. This interactive lesson encourages creative exploration of equivalent fractions while fostering a deeper connection with the concept ...

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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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Measuring sticks: Decimals

In this lesson, students learn about place value and how it extends beyond whole numbers. They use drinking straws to model decimals.

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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.

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Fractions in the real world

How many quarters make up a whole? Watch this video to find out how else you can represent 2/4 and how to add up quarters to make a whole.

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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 ...

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The foul food maker: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how the use of simple words can describe the likelihood of everyday events. How likely is an event: certain, likely, equal chance, unlikely or certainly not? Answer some questions using these words and then build your own examples. Learn how to describe ...

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Decimals Year 3 & 4 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to find out what students know about addition of decimals and what are some of the different strategies students are able to use and explain. Do students prefer to use equations or do students rely more on empty number lines?

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Decimats - Calculate

This activity allows students to develop an understanding of decimals and how they connect to fractions and the area model. It enables them to make comparisons between decimals and their sizes and build a greater understanding of what makes a larger decimal and smaller decimal. The decimats provide them with a representational ...