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Alien fractions

Like to trick an alien using fractions? See how our 'Halloween host' manages to do just that. It is all about knowing the value of the bottom number of a fraction (denominator). See if you can work out how to trick the alien.

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

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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.

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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.

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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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Swamp survival: thousandths counting

Help the boy cross the dangerous swamp by making a path of stepping stones. Place the decimals in an ascending order, counting by thousandths to form the path. Compare the decimal fraction on each stepping-stone to the others to see if it is larger or smaller. Look for a counting pattern. Put the decimals in order from ...

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Swamp survival: thousandths patterns

Help the boy cross the dangerous swamp by making a path of stepping stones. Place the decimals in an ascending order, skip-counting by hundredths and thousandths to form the path. Compare the decimal fraction on each stepping stone to the others to see if it is larger or smaller. Look for a skip-counting pattern. Put the ...

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Kick the goal: add proper fractions 1: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions by creating pairs that would add up to a target number. Target numbers can be whole numbers or proper fractions. For example, work out what fraction to add to four-fifths to total one whole. There are six tasks to complete. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object ...

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Ordinal number: first through to sixth

Dodly and Flynn explore counting with ordinal numbers from first through to sixth. Investigate the order of ice-cream on an ice-cream cone, sheep being shorn and playing 'pass the parcel'. Where did the missing birthday cake go? Could it be the prize in pass the parcel?

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Addition and subtraction of fractions

Here are some tips for adding and subtracting fractions. See how to ensure the denominators match. You'll use your knowledge of equivalent fractions too. Remember to write your answers in the simplest form.

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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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Wholes, halves and quarters

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that defines the terms 'one-half' and 'one-quarter'. Using everyday examples, it explains that dividing an object or shape into two is the same as halving it and illustrates the concept by cutting shapes into two and colouring in one part. The resource demonstrates how ...

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Kick the goal: add improper fractions 2: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions by creating pairs that would add up to a target number. Target numbers can be whole numbers, mixed numbers or improper fractions. For example, work out how many eighths to add to five-fourths to reach one and three-quarters. There are eight tasks to complete. View and print a report ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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.