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# Fraction fiddle: reach the target

TLF ID L2806

Help a boy to hit a bullseye with his paper plane. Build two fractions that add up to a target number up to two. Complete the numerators of both fractions (one may have a fixed denominator). For example, work out how many thirds and how many sixths can be added together to total 4/3. Look at fraction bars and a number line to compare the two fractions and their total. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

#### 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 a target number.
• Students find equivalent fractions.
Educational value
• Helps 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

6

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: 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
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
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.

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