Cassowary fractions

TLF ID L155

Help a park ranger to arrange fencing in a wildlife sanctuary. Divide common geometric shapes into equal-sized sections for keeping cassowaries. Group the enclosures to form a quarantine zone for sick or injured birds. Then express the divisions of the enclosures as fractions. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students represent fractions as parts of shapes.
  • Students model equivalent fractions.
  • Students add fractions informally.
Educational value
  • Models equivalent fractions by dividing common geometric shapes into equal-sized sections.
  • Provides opportunities to partition a range of simple shapes, including regular polygons.
  • Provides opportunities to add and divide fractions.
  • Encourages repeated use through random generation of scenarios involving equivalent fractions.
  • Includes an option to print a report showing how the student divided shapes, according to given fractions.
Year level

2; 3

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Area
    • Mathematics/Arithmetic
    • Mathematics/Mathematical language
    • Mathematics/Simple shapes
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Problem solving;
    • Estimation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent 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: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-26
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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