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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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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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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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Investigating halves of familiar objects

Investigate halves with Dodly and Flynn. They discuss how to make sure each half is the same size, and demonstrate using a variety of everyday objects. Flynn helps Dodly fold paper in half to make a paper plane. Dodly helps Flynn to halve while cooking.

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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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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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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 ...

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Fraction fiddle: reach the target - app for iPad

This is an iPad app. Help a boy to hit a bullseye with his paper plane. Build two fractions that add up to a target number up to two. Complete the numerators of both fractions (one may have a fixed denominator). For example, work out how many thirds and how many sixths can be added together to total 4/3. Look at fraction ...

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Equivalent fractions pointer

This is an interactive resource about fractions. It presents students with a fraction and its equivalent visual representations as both the shaded portion of a shape and as the location on a number line. Students are also presented with two other empty shapes, and are required to divide each blank shape into equal portions ...

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Fractions

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses components of the arithmetic of fractions. It is particularly relevant for comparison and addition and subtraction of fractions with related denominators. It also contains material on finding a fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number. ...

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Addition and subtraction of fractions

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses addition and subtraction of fractions. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions for students to check their progress in the topics.

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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 ...