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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, Space, Build understanding
Topics Fractions, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions using knowledge of equivalent fractions

Solve problems that require finding a familiar fraction, decimal or percentage of a quantity, including percentage discounts, choosing efficient calculation strategies and using digital tools where appropriate

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P9)
Interpreting fractions (P7, P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
Proportional thinking (P2)
Understanding money (P8)

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