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Tangrams 2 – investigating fractions

Use tangram pieces to explore various maths ideas such as fractions and area. This task challenges students to prove their observations.

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Year level(s) Year 3, Year 4
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Targeted teaching, Concrete Representational Abstract model
Keywords rectangle, square, triangle, parallelogram, fractions, half, quarter, reasoning, problem solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Space, Build understanding
Topics Fractions, Shapes and objects, Using units of measurement
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

Numeracy progression Interpreting fractions (P5)

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