Learning objects Neighbourhood fractions


Help a town planner to design site plans. Assign regions on a 10x20 grid for different uses. Calculate the percentage and the fraction of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent decimals. Design site plans for a: 1. Neighbourhood; 2. City; 3. Farm. This learning object is a combination of three objects in a series.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students represent fractions as parts of an array.
  • Students apply understanding of equivalent fractions.
  • Students convert from one type of written fraction to another, using percentages, common fractions and decimal fractions.
  • Students represent fractions as numbers on a number line.
  • Students calculate percentages to describe a fraction of an area.
Educational value
  • Presents mapping tasks that require students to consider the relationships between fractions, decimal fractions and percentages.
  • Illustrates that percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100.
  • Demonstrates how percentages can be expressed as fractions and decimal fractions on a number line.
  • Demonstrates how decimal fractions can be expressed as fractions and percentages on a number line.
  • Provides an option to print for students to print a worksheet that captures each of their plans.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Number lines
    • Mathematics/Algorithms
    • Mathematics/Area
    • Mathematics/Decimal fractions
    • Mathematics/Percentages
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Modelling;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Interactives
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Visual learning;
    • Problem solving

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith South NSW 2750 Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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