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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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Comparing fractions: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions. Decide which one of a pair of fractions is larger, or if they are the same. Answer 9 or 12 questions, depending on your answers. Receive a report showing all of your answers. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

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In proportion: ratios

Complete customer orders for a large hardware store by interpreting the ratios. Work in the gardening department to fill orders for fertiliser, to the strength requested by customers. You will need to set ratios for water:concentrate. Use the machine to set the ratios, create the right amounts and mix the fertiliser. Explore ...

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In proportion: rates and scales

Complete customer orders for a large hardware store by interpreting the rates and scales. Work in the gardening department to fill orders for mulch (expressed as rates) and help out with scale plans in the timber department. Use the machine to set the rates, create the right amounts and deliver the mulch. Use the scale ...

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In proportion: graphs of ratios, rates and scales

Complete customer orders for a large hardware store by interpreting ratios, rates and scales. Work in the manager's office and discover how ratios, rates and scales can be represented as graphs. Use the graphs to discover quantities for garden fertiliser ingredients, the cost of mulch, and for finding lengths of timber ...

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Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions. Decide which one of a pair of fractions is larger, or if they are the same. Choose which strategy you used to compare the two fractions. Answer 9 or 12 questions, depending on your answers. Receive a report showing all of your answers and the strategies you chose. This assessment object ...

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Kick the goal: add improper 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, mixed numbers or improper fractions. For example, work out how many ninths and how many thirds to add together to reach twelve-ninths. There are six tasks to complete. View and print a report ...

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Building basic fraction skills

This collection of 13 interactive learning objects is organised into four categories - introduction to fractions; naming fractions; fraction applications; and comparing and ordering fractions. The learning objects develop an understanding of the relationship between spatial, symbolic and written forms of a fraction. They ...

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Using 'Fraction action' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea recounts the experiences of using R11475 'Fraction action - unit of work' with four year 7 classes. The focus was on students understanding the interchangeable relationship between common fractions, decimal fractions and percentages.

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Fraction action - unit of work

In this unit of work students move from working with tenths, hundredths and thousandths to relating common and decimal fractions and percentages.

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Ordering and comparing fractions - unit of work

In this unit of work students move from working with tenths, hundredths and thousandths to relating common and decimal fractions and percentages.

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Comparing fractions: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Comparing fractions: assessment' (L7736). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the interpretation of student input related to comparing fractions and deciding which pair of fractions is larger, or if they ...

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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 ...

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Design a park

Help a town planner to design a site plan 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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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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Design a neighbourhood

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a neighbourhood. Using a 10x20 grid, design areas for four regions (apartments, hospitals, sports fields and schools) based on the fractions, decimals or percentages given. Assign the area required for an additional two regions, using a percentage and a decimal of your choice. ...

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Design a city

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a city. Using a 10x20 grid, design areas for two regions (schools and terraces) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional six regions, using percentages of your choice. Observe the number line displaying equivalent fractions and decimals for the percentages ...

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Design a farm

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a farm. Using a 10x20 grid, design areas for two regions (orchards and houses) based on the decimals given. Assign the area for an additional six regions, using decimals of your choice. Observe the number line displaying equivalent fractions and percentages for the decimals ...