Fraction fiddle: matching cake fractions

TLF ID L2801

Fill orders in a cake shop. Match a fraction to parts of a cake. For example, identify the fraction of a cake remaining after it has had one quarter removed. Check your prediction by making the fraction and seeing what it looks like as part of a circle. Watch the circle change as you adjust the numerals in the numerator and denominator of the fraction. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Provides area models to help students relate the numerator and denominator of a fraction to its type and size.
  • Represents a range of fractions using symbolic notation and circular area diagrams.
  • Features a tool that dynamically generates circular area models in a format designed to avoid stereotyping and common misconceptions.
  • Provides a framework for students to make and test predictions.
  • Includes an onscreen delivery book that provides a record of the student's work.
  • Provides an option to print the student's delivery book.
Year level

2; 3

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: CADRE Design
  • Organization: CADRE Design
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Erica Dale
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Jenni Way
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Vince Wright
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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