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Sum of unit fractions
This prompt invites students to look at the addition of unit fractions. It can help to reveal misconceptions students hold about fractions. The investigation can be extended to algebraic notation and proof. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||unit fraction, addition|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding, Algebra|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Use the 4 operations with positive rational numbers including fractions, decimals and percentages to solve problems using efficient calculation strategies
Additive strategies (P10)
Interpreting fractions (P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Number and place value (P10)
Proportional thinking (P2)
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