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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 2, 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 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||
InF1, InF3, InF4, InF5
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