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### Fractions, decimals and percentages: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Fractions, decimals and percentages. Students use their knowledge of percentage and decimal equivalents to calculate percentage discounts.

### Practical numbers: Part 1

In this lesson, students explore standardised measuring systems. They encounter the challenge of a shopkeeper who must determine how to weigh different quantities of spices most efficiently. Working in a financial context, students model this scenario using fractions, percentages and ratios, and communicate their solution ...

### Fruit fractions: Fruit salad crafty creations

Students demonstrate knowledge of fractions through creating their very own simulated ‘fruit salad’. Pose the questions: if you were to create a fruit salad what would it have in there? In what ratios/proportions? Are there any fruits you wouldn’t want in there? Which fruits go/don’t go together? Showcase your understanding ...

### Practical numbers: Part 2

In this lesson we use the context of an ancient bazaar to investigate measurement systems. Students select a name and base number for their system of measurement, using weights made from clay or similar material. They divide their clay into possible unit fractions to generate their set of weights. They assign a fictional ...

### Left overs

Students investigate the relative position of numbers by modelling fractional numbers between whole numbers. They represent linear models of fractions along number lines and use these models to count and solve simple fraction addition problems.

### Investigating Decimal Numbers - Calculate

In this unit let’s investigate terminating and recurring decimals. We’ll learn how to use the correct mathematical symbols for recurring (repeating) decimals, how to convert fractions into terminating or recurring decimals and how to interpret these numbers on a calculator.

### 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.

### Pattern & Algebra Year 6 - Calculate

The focus of this activity to challenge students to unpack a rule and see if it is being used correctly. Often students will just learn a rule and blindly use it. This task gets students to stop and think and then make corrections to ensure the rule works in all cases (generalise).

### Decimals Year 3 & 4 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to find out what students know about addition of decimals and what are some of the different strategies students are able to use and explain. Do students prefer to use equations or do students rely more on empty number lines?

### Decimats - Calculate

This activity allows students to develop an understanding of decimals and how they connect to fractions and the area model. It enables them to make comparisons between decimals and their sizes and build a greater understanding of what makes a larger decimal and smaller decimal. The decimats provide them with a representational ...

### Fractions and decimals: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Fractions and decimals. Students continue working with the big idea of fraction equivalence and demonstrate their ability to express a part of a whole as being the same as other parts of a whole (e.g. one half is the same as 4 eighths).

### Number sequence: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students extend their understanding of equivalence of fraction with visual representations such as a number line that extends beyond zero; concrete materials; and common multiples and fraction walls. Students learn to work with equivalence and explore ...

### Fruit fractions: Fruit kebab fun

In this lesson, we use fruit to explore common/decimal fractions relating to tenths. Students will use coloured Unifix cubes to represent tenths of a fraction on a ‘fruit kebab’. They will discover the idea of equivalent fractions and make connections using a fraction wall. The lesson uses interactive activities, discussions ...

### Fractions, decimals and percentages: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Fractions, decimals and percentages. Students recognise that fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are equivalent ways to represent and make sense of quantities. They learn about the different contexts where it makes sense to use one of the constructs to express ...

### Fruit fractions: Gardeners of fractions

In this lesson, students use a simulated garden bed to explore tenths. They explore fractions within simulated Asian gardening plots. They draw garden beds, allocate fractions to fruit plants, and combine fractions to understand tenths. Through creativity and discussion, they grasp the concept of fractions as parts of a ...

### 8M02A Ratio and rates - Ochre Education

This unit of work focuses on rates and ratio. Students define, recognise, represent, and find equivalent, simplified, and unit ratios and rates; convert between rate units; determine and use the multipliers between parts of the same ratio or rate and across equivalent ratios and rates.

### Walking the rope

Students develop an understanding of the proportion and relationships between fractions. They represent fractions using linear models and symbols and form a generalisation about fractions equivalent to one whole.

### Mathletes in motion

In this lesson, students use mathematical modelling in measurement (comparing and evaluating sports results) to explain equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages, and represent rational numbers on a number line.

### Fruit fractions: Growing with fruit

Explore fractions through plant growth in this engaging lesson. Students will measure and represent plant growth using fractions, gaining a clear understanding of numerators and denominators. This interactive lesson encourages creative exploration of equivalent fractions while fostering a deeper connection with the concept ...

### Cutting it up

Students represent fractions using linear materials and recognise key equivalent fractions. They share collections equally to solve simple problems (halves, quarters and eighths).