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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.

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Year level(s) Year 1, Year 2
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
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 content descriptions
ACMNA016 Recognise and describe one-half as one of two equal parts of a whole.
ACMNA033 Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections
ACMNA058 Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting fractions - InF1, InF2, InF3
Multiplicative strategies - MuS1, MuS2, MuS3

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