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Fractions: halves, quarters, thirds and equivalence
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring fractions, from recognising and finding halves, quarters and thirds through to exploring equivalence and counting in fractions.
|Year level(s)||Year 3, Year 4|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||fractions, unit fractions, non-unit fractions, equivalence, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Fractions, Multiplication and division|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
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
Find equivalent representations of fractions using related denominators and make connections between fractions and decimal notation
Count by fractions including mixed numerals; locate and represent these fractions as numbers on number lines
Interpreting fractions (P5)
Counting processes (P8)
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