# 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).

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
AC9M5N05
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators, using different strategies

AC9M5M02
Solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes using appropriate metric units

AC9M6N04
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

AC9M6N05
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions using knowledge of equivalent fractions

AC9M6N07
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

AC9M6M02
Establish the formula for the area of a rectangle and use it to solve practical problems

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P8)