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 live

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 live

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

Terminating or Not live

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 live

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

Tiny Nines live

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

Repetitiously live

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