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Why do this
would be a good one when doing calculations with
fractions. It also requires logical thinking and organising of
results. Different strategies and approaches can be taken:
knowledge of addition, or multiples, or an
understanding of fractions can be used to arrive at a
What do you think is a good way to start?
How big was Katie's balloon after the second (third, fourth
How big was Will's balloon after the second (third, fourth
Learners could make up a similar problem of their own for a friend
Breaking the problem down step by step will help learners reach a
solution. It might be useful to have each subsequent
piece of information written on a separate card so that they can be
given to children when ready, rather than presenting all the
information at once.