Mathematics / Year 5 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line (ACMNA102)

Elaborations
  • recognising the connection between the order of unit fractions and their denominators
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Number lines,  Unit fractions,  Numerical order

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The Numberline

An interactive tool that can help students explore a number line, including points representing integers, fractions and decimals

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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: Lamingtons

This sequence of three lessons explores the mathematical idea that fractions represent division. In the first lesson, students are invited to solve a problem involving fair sharing of different plates of lamingtons. Students explore how the denominator represents how many shares and the numerator represents the number being ...

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Number sequence: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students compare and order fractions and mixed numbers with the same and related denominators and demonstrate their understanding of the values of fractions on a number line.

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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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Café Fractions - Calculate

In this task, students take the role of the owner of a cake wholesaler, baking and supplying cakes to local café businesses. As café owners order their weekly cakes by the slice, students are required to add unit fractions together to calculate total cake orders. They then solve problems associated with subtracting fractional ...

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Pattern & Algebra Year 5 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover if students can interpret information in a table and use fractions (with the same denominator) to represent different amounts. We want to encourage students to use what they know about to interpret the information in the table before applying their understanding of fractions.

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Sustainable transport – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

This sustainable transport learning resource will guide students through an extended school based investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

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Laptop wrap: Horology hiccup

A laptop-friendly resource focussed on the concept of time. Features guided technology-based activities.

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Waste and materials – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focussed on waste and materials using the five-step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate ...

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Musical fractions

Break down a song by counting how long the notes are in action! Learn about patterns in rhythms and musical notes, and discover the role of fractions in denoting whole, half and quarter notes and creating distinct sounds.

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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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TIMES Module 18: Number and Algebra: decimals and percentages - teacher guide

This is a 21-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to decimals and percentages. It shows how place value is extended to describe positive numbers less than one. It also explores how to represent decimals on the number line, compare decimals, undertake the four basic arithmetic operations with decimals and change ...

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Ordering Decimals

An animated tutorial about ordering numbers with up to 3 decimal places. An interactive quiz is included.

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Sites2See – measurement for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive and print resources for Measurement topics in K-6 Mathematics.

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Playground percentages

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

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Rainforest: make a walking track

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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Mixed Up Maths, Ep 4: Late again!

Ever missed an appointment because you misread a timetable? Well it is easily done if you don't know how to read 24 hour time. In this clip, see how to read 24 hour time and find out where it is commonly used. Look at the other time system used -12 hour time. Find out what those letters 'am' and 'pm' really mean! Compare ...