Fruit fractions: Fruit salad crafty creations

Students demonstrate knowledge of fractions through creating their very own simulated ‘fruit salad’. Pose the questions: if you were to create a fruit salad what would it have in there? In what ratios/proportions? Are there any fruits you wouldn’t want in there? Which fruits go/don’t go together? Showcase your understanding of common (and decimal) fractions through this hands-on ‘Creative Craft’ learning experience.

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

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Year level(s) Year 3, Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Classroom talks, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching, Differentiated teaching, Collaborative learning
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions, Decimals
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

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P6)
Interpreting fractions (P5, P6)

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