Fruit fractions: Growing with fruit

Explore fractions through plant growth in this engaging lesson. Embark on a journey into the world of fractions through the growth of garden plants. Students will measure and represent plant growth using fractions, gaining a clear understanding of numerators and denominators. This interactive lesson encourages creative exploration of equivalent fractions while fostering a deeper connection with the concept of fractions in the context of gardening.

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 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching, Differentiated teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Sustainability
Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions, Decimals
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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 Interpreting fractions (P5, P6)
Number and place value (P7)

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