Playground percentages

TLF ID L133

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

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 and tenths.
• Students represent fractions as numbers on a number line.
Educational value
• Presents a mapping task that focuses the student's attention on the relationship between 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 on a number line.
• Provides an option to print two worksheets that capture the student's design for the site plan: one with the provided percentages and the other with the student's allocation.
Year level

6

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

Other details

Contributors
• 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: 2016-09-28
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Date of contribution: 2016-09-28
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
Learning resource type
• Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
Browsers
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1(MacOS)
Operating systems
• ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
• macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.