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

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

5; 6

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: University of Western Sydney
  • Organization: University of Western Sydney
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: CADRE Design
  • Organization: CADRE Design
  • Description: Technical implementer
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  • URL: http://www.cadre.com.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
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