Fruit fractions: Fruit kebab fun

In this lesson, we use fruit to explore common/decimal fractions relating to tenths. Engage students in a hands-on exploration of fractions with a delightful twist of fruity fun. In this lesson, students will use coloured Unifix cubes to represent tenths of a fraction on a ‘fruit kebab’. They will discover the idea of equivalent fractions and make connections using a fraction wall. The lesson uses interactive activities, discussions and collaborative tasks to reinforce the concept of fractions and deepen students' mathematical understanding.

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 Explicit teaching, Classroom talks, Concrete Representational Abstract model
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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