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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.

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Year level(s) Year 2, Year 3, Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching
Keywords fractions, unit fractions, non-unit fractions, equivalence, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Fractions, Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
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
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
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting fractions - InF1, InF3, InF4, InF5
Multiplicative strategies

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