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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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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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Connecting fractions and percentages - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of mathematics lessons that focus on exploring the relationship between common fractions and percentages. The resource provides ...

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BBC Bitesize: fractions - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with fraction concepts, terminology and calculations. Students are presented with practice questions and have access to a short test to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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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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Decimals and fractions

This is a video demonstration of converting decimal fractions to simplified fractions. In the commentary, the presenter highlights the relevance of understanding and applying place value concepts, including the efficiency in initially interpreting the fractional part of the decimal fraction as a single fraction. Practice ...

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Connecting fractions, decimals and percentages

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses the connections between fractions, decimals and percentages from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and helps students understand that although there are ...

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Percentage discounts

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to making connections between percentages, decimals and fractions, as well as calculating percentages and percentage discounts from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on calculating percentages of an amount and calculating ...

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Equivalent fractions and the use of the number line

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses equivalent fractions from the Australian Curriculum for year 7 students. It contains material on equivalent fractions, and explains how equivalence can be demonstrated on the number line. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student ...

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Algebraic Fractions

An animated introduction to algebraic fractions, with a demonstration of simplifying basic algebraic fractions. An interactive quiz is included.

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MoneySmart: It's raining cats and dogs...

This is a year 6 mathematics unit of work about keeping pets. The unit is intended to take about 12 hours of teaching and learning time, and is recommended for near the end of the school year. It consists of an introduction, seven sets of student activities, and teacher notes. The student activities include building a word ...

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Practical Numeracy in the Kitchen and Garden

This resource provides some pick-up-and-go Numeracy activity ideas for kitchen and garden classes. It includes 4 lessons covering the three content strands, Number and algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability, as well as Time.

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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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reSolve: Reconciliation data

This lesson prompts students to examine data from the Reconciliation Barometer report, collect their own local data and compare with the national findings. Students discuss the meaning of reconciliation, explore statements from Reconciliation Barometer report, design a survey to collect local data relating to the statements ...

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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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Kick the goal: add proper 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 or proper fractions. For example, work out how many twelfths to add to three-eighths to total seven-eighths. There are eight tasks to complete. View and print a report of your results. This assessment ...

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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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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 ...