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This sequence of three lessons explores the mathematical idea that fractions represent division. In the first lesson, students are invited to solve a problem involving fair sharing of different plates of lamingtons. Students explore how the denominator represents how many shares and the numerator represents the number being shared. In subsequent lessons, students use unit fractions to compare quantities and further extend the sharing of different numbers of lamingtons across different-sized groups. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|proportional reasoning, unit fractions, denominators, fractions
|Strand and focus
|Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Compare and order fractions with the same and related denominators including mixed numerals, applying knowledge of factors and multiples; represent these fractions on a number line
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators, using different strategies
Additive strategies (P9)
Interpreting fractions (P6, P8)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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