# Fraction fiddle: hit the apple

TLF ID L2804

Help an archer to hit an apple with his arrow. Build two fractions to make a total of one whole. Complete the numerators of both fractions (they may have fixed denominators). For example, work out how many quarters and how many eighths can be added together to total one whole. Look at fraction bars and a number line to compare the two fractions and their total.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students explore the effect of changing the numerator and denominator on the type and size of a fraction.
• Students identify pairs of fractions that add up to one whole.
• Students find equivalent fractions.
Educational value
• Encourages students to relate numerators and denominators to the type and size of a fraction.
• Provides a framework for students to make and test predictions.
• Features a tool that dynamically generates the position of fractions and totals on a number line.
• Prompts students to find and identify equivalent fractions.
• Includes an onscreen notebook that provides a record of the student's work.
• Provides an option to print each set of equations in the student's onscreen notebook.
Year level

5; 6

TopicsSubtraction
Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Equivalence
• Mathematics/Fractions
• Mathematics/Number lines
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Analysis;
• Modelling
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: 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
Learning resource type
• Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
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