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Fractions as division video

The video uses the scenario of friends sharing food where the number of pieces does not share equally without remainders for the number of people or each person not receiving a whole portion. We show how to develop the idea of sharing as a strategy for division.

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Additional details

Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6
Audience Student
Purpose Student task
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Worked examples, Concrete Representational Abstract model
Keywords Real world maths

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions, Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving division, choosing efficient strategies and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret any remainder according to the context and express results as a whole number, decimal or fraction

Solve problems that require finding a familiar fraction, decimal or percentage of a quantity, including percentage discounts, choosing efficient calculation strategies and using digital tools where appropriate

Numeracy progression Multiplicative strategies (P7, P9)
Interpreting fractions (P7, P8)

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