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Fractions: applying the four operations
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for deepening understanding of fractions, from simplifying fractions to comparing and ordering fractions through to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
|Year level(s)||Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||equivalent, simplify, improper fractions, mixed numbers, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Addition and subtraction, Fractions, Multiplication and division, Operating with number|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA077 Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts
ACMNA078 Count by quarters halves and thirds, including with mixed numerals. Locate and represent these fractions on a number line
ACMNA102 Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line
ACMNA103 Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator
ACMNA125 Compare fractions with related denominators and locate and represent them on a number line
ACMNA126 Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
ACMNA127 Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies
|National numeracy learning progression||
Interpreting fractions - InF5, InF6, InF7
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