Fraction shape puzzles

In this first lesson in the series, students investigate fractions through the relationships between various shapes. They then use tangrams to puzzles to explore fractions.

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

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

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P7, P8)

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