Remember to read the instructions for each activity as you work through them. Also don’t forget to ask for help as you need it!
Before attempting this section, you should feel confident in:
- knowing how to read a fraction
- knowing the meaning of numerator and denominator
- being able to recognize 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 as fractions
After completing this unit, you should be able to confidently:
- recognize the size of fractions
- recognize equivalent fractions
- be able to simplify fractions
- turn mixed numbers into improper fractions, and vice versa
|Introduction / Tuning In
||Why do we need to use fractions? (V) (E)
Watch this video to see why we need to learn fractions.
Think about it (W)
Remember to think of more than just the first answer. You might like to use this fraction wall or modelling tools such as fraction pizzas in the classroom to help you!
|Activities||Fractions Dolphin Racing Game (G) (W)
Have a go at this game to ensure you are able to identify which fractions are largest.
Ordering Fractions (U) (W)
Fractions Frenzy – Equivalent Fractions Game (G) (W)
Fractions – Teaching Unit (U) (W)
Video Explanation: How to simplify fractions (V)
Melvin’s Make a Match Game (G)
Fraction Models – Larger than a Whole (E)
Fruit Shoot (G) (W)
|Conclusion||Tony’s Pizza Shop (G) (W)
This game is a challenge! Have a go at working in Tony’s Pizza Shop and see if you can solve the problems. Remember to be persistent.
Mathletics (M) (G)
Complete the following Mathletics Tasks. Remember to use the big ? button on the side if you need help!