Farm fence fractions

In this third lesson in the series, we explore farm and paddock design as we delve into the world of fractions, decimals and perimeter using Cuisenaire rods or Unifix cubes as fencing materials.

Note: Year 5 (fractions only); Year 6 (includes decimals and percentages).

This lesson was developed in collaboration with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT).

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Concrete Representational Abstract model
Keywords unit fractions, common fractions, perimeter, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Number, Measurement
Topics Fractions, Decimals, Percentage
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators, using different strategies

Solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes using appropriate metric units

Apply knowledge of place value to add and subtract decimals, using digital tools where appropriate; use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions using knowledge of equivalent fractions

Solve problems that require finding a familiar fraction, decimal or percentage of a quantity, including percentage discounts, choosing efficient calculation strategies and using digital tools where appropriate

Establish the formula for the area of a rectangle and use it to solve practical problems

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P8)
Additive strategies (P9)
Understanding units of measurement (P6)

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