Learning objects Park fractions


Help a town planner to design two site plans 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. Interact with a dynamic number line to express fractions differently. Move on to a harder activity where you first set the site dimensions to make a grid. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students represent fractions as parts of an array.
  • Students write fractions to match area models.
  • Students identify equivalent fractions.
  • Students represent fractions as numbers on a number line.
  • Students explore common denominators.
  • Students add fractions informally.
Educational value
  • Includes planning tasks that focus the student's attention on the relationship between parts of a whole.
  • Illustrates fractions as part of a whole.
  • Demonstrates equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Provides an option to print a worksheet that captures the student's design for each site plan.
Year level

3; 4

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

    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
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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