Comparing and Matching

Comparing and Matching

Mathematicians often need to be able to compare numbers that might be expressed in different ways, and use these different representations in calculations. In this feature, we have chosen some games and activities which will challenge you to figure out when quantities are bigger, smaller, or a perfect match.

Please send us your solutions by Monday 23 March.

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Fractions and Percentages Card Game 

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

Terminating or Not 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Is there a quick way to work out whether a fraction terminates or recurs when you write it as a decimal?

Standard Index Form Matching 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Can you match these calculations in Standard Index Form with their answers?

Tiny Nines 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
What do you notice about these families of recurring decimals?


Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Can you express every recurring decimal as a fraction?