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Fraction inequality

In this lesson students explore an inequality where the fraction on the right side of the inequality is not half way between the other two, despite both numerator and denominator being exactly in the middle. The resources includes the prompt, teacher notes and examples of student work.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Feedback, Questioning, Mathematics investigation
Keywords fraction, inequality, addition

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Fractions, Place value
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Find equivalent representations of rational numbers and represent rational numbers on a number line

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P9)
Interpreting fractions (P8)
Number and place value (P10)

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