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Tangrams 3 – reimagining wholes

Return to the original square made up of tangram pieces and ask students: What if the square is worth 1 whole? What are each of the other pieces worth?

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Targeted teaching
Keywords square, tangram, value, fractions, one whole, problem solving, reasoning, understanding, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Geometry, Build understanding
Topics Fractions, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA126 Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
ACMNA127 Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies
Interpreting fractions - InF4

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