Fruit fractions: Fruit karate

In this lesson, students use fruit to explore common fractions. They step into the world of fractions by exploring various fruits and slicing them into halves, quarters and eighths. Through materials such as playdough and interactive discussions, they discover the meaning of terms such as numerator and denominator while getting creative with fruit fractions, and answering questions such as, ‘Are halves always identical?’ Extend the exploration to quarters and eighths, all while having fun with fruity fractions.

This lesson is one of a series of lessons developed in collaboration with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT).

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Classroom talks, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions
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

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P5)

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