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Throughout this inquiry students will develop an understanding of how to find a fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number. Teachers can use the inquiry to explicitly teach the concept and engage students as they discuss the worked example presented. The inquiry provides opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of fractions developing algebraic reasoning.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Purpose||Evidence-based approaches, Extension, Planning support, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Growth mindset, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Worked examples, Structuring lessons|
|Keywords||simple fractions, multiplication, division, numerator, denominator, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|Topics||Fractions, Operating with number, Decimals, Multiplication and division, Multiples, factors and powers|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems, involving rational numbers and percentages, including in financial contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient calculation strategies, and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation, justifying the choices made
Additive strategies (P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P8)
Understanding money (P8)
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