Flag fractionisation

In this second lesson in the series, students investigate fractions by exploring the colourful world of flags, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ones. They use a grid to understand fractions, and guide a partner to draw an Asian flag using precise mathematical language and locating fractions on a number line.

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

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 5
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Mathematics investigation, Classroom talks
Keywords equivalent fractions, representing fractions, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Compare and order fractions with the same and related denominators including mixed numerals, applying knowledge of factors and multiples; represent these fractions on a number line

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P5)

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