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Throughout this inquiry students will come to identify and create patterns, conjecture and generalisations. They will learn how to add and subtract fractions with unrelated denominators and present fractions on a number line. Students are to identify multiples and factors of numbers to successfully add and subtract fractions. Teachers can use the inquiry as a teaching tool to model the worked examples and to probe questions. Students can record their own fraction inquiries to share, providing the teacher with an insight into the student's level of understanding. Supporting resources provided.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Assessment advice, Content knowledge, Evidence-based approaches, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Growth mindset, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Worked examples|
|Keywords||fraction, numerator, denominator, equivalent fraction, common multiple, number line|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Algebra, Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|Topics||Addition and subtraction, Fractions, Multiples, factors and powers, Operating with number|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA153 Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions, including those with unrelated denominators
|National numeracy learning progression||
Interpreting fractions - InF7
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