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

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the effect of changing numerator and denominator on the type and size of a fraction.
  • Students construct a fraction to describe a sector within an area diagram.
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
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Equivalence
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Circles
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Estimation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • 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/.