# Neighbourhood fractions

TLF ID L125

Help a town planner to design site plans. Assign regions on a 10x20 grid for different uses. Calculate the percentage and the fraction of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent decimals. Design site plans for a: 1. Neighbourhood; 2. City; 3. Farm. This learning object is a combination of three objects in a series.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students represent fractions as parts of an array.
• Students apply understanding of equivalent fractions.
• Students convert from one type of written fraction to another, using percentages, common fractions and decimal fractions.
• Students represent fractions as numbers on a number line.
• Students calculate percentages to describe a fraction of an area.
Educational value
• Presents mapping tasks that require students to consider the relationships between fractions, decimal 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 and decimal fractions on a number line.
• Demonstrates how decimal fractions can be expressed as fractions and percentages on a number line.
• Provides an option to print for students to print a worksheet that captures each of their plans.
Year level

7

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Fractions
• Mathematics/Equivalence
• Mathematics/Number lines
• Mathematics/Algorithms
• Mathematics/Area
• Mathematics/Decimal fractions
• Mathematics/Percentages
Skill
• Analysis;
• Application;
• Comprehension;
• Knowledge
Student activity
• Modelling;
• Analysis;
• Experiment;
• Interactives
Learning design
• Independent learning;
• Experiential learning;
• Visual learning;
• Problem solving

#### 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/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
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Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.