# Fractions: halves, quarters and thirds

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring fractions, from making equal parts through to counting in fractions.

Year level(s) Year 2, Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords fractions, unit fractions, non-unit fractions, equivalence, reasoning, problem-solving, fluency, understanding, explicit teaching

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Fractions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M2N03
Recognise and describe one-half as one of 2 equal parts of a whole and connect halves, quarters and eighths through repeated halving

AC9M2M02
Identify common uses and represent halves, quarters and eighths in relation to shapes, objects and events

AC9M3N02

Recognise and represent unit fractions including 12, 13, 14, 15 and 110 and their multiples in different ways; combine fractions with the same denominator to complete the whole

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P2, P5)