Resources tagged with: Fractions

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Broad Topics > Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion > Fractions

Cuisenaire Environment

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

Red Balloons, Blue Balloons

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

Fractions and Coins Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

Fraction Card Game

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

In the Money

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?

Orange Drink

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A 750 ml bottle of concentrated orange squash is enough to make fifteen 250 ml glasses of diluted orange drink. How much water is needed to make 10 litres of this drink?

A4 Fraction Subtraction

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task offers opportunities to subtract fractions using A4 paper.

A4 Fraction Addition

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try adding fractions using A4 paper.

Snake Coils

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.

Jumping

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?

Magic Matrix

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?

Rod Fractions

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Pick two rods of different colours. Given an unlimited supply of rods of each of the two colours, how can we work out what fraction the shorter rod is of the longer one?

Once Upon a Time

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out the height of Baby Bear's chair and whose bed is whose if all the things the three bears have are in the same proportions?

Andy's Marbles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Andy had a big bag of marbles but unfortunately the bottom of it split and all the marbles spilled out. Use the information to find out how many there were in the bag originally.

Fair Feast

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

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?

Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

Pizza Portions

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

My friends and I love pizza. Can you help us share these pizzas equally?

Fractions in a Box

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

Dividing a Cake

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

What Do You See Here?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An activity for teachers to initiate that adds to learners' developing understanding of fractions.

Fun Time

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

On Saturday, Asha and Kishan's grandad took them to a Theme Park. Use the information to work out how long were they in the theme park.

Early Fraction Development

Age 5 to 11

An article describing activities which will help develop young children's concept of fractions.

A Bowl of Fruit

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how many apples there are in this fruit bowl if you know what fraction there are?

Linked Chains

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find ways to make twenty-link chains from these smaller chains? This gives opportunities for different approaches.

More Fraction Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What fraction of the black bar are the other bars? Have a go at this challenging task!

Extending Fraction Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you compare these bars with each other and express their lengths as fractions of the black bar?

Light Blue - Dark Blue

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the successive areas of light blue in these diagrams.

Fractions Made Faster

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions - you'll be amazed how it helps!

Pies

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?

Paper Halving

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you halve a piece of A4 paper? How do you know they are halves?

Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-whole Concept

Age 5 to 14

Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.

Doughnut

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you cut a doughnut into 8 equal pieces with only three cuts of a knife?

Fraction Lengths

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find combinations of strips of paper which equal the length of the black strip? If the length of the black is 1, how could you write the sum of the strips?

Exploring Fractions

Age 5 to 11

This article, written for primary teachers, links to rich tasks which will help develop the underlying concepts associated with fractions and offers some suggestions for models and images that help. . . .

Fraction Fascination

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem challenges you to work out what fraction of the whole area of these pictures is taken up by various shapes.

Making Longer, Making Shorter

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

Count the Beat

Age 5 to 11

This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of the musical maths activities in your own classroom?

Smaller and Smaller

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you predict, without drawing, what the perimeter of the next shape in this pattern will be if we continue drawing them in the same way?

Rectangle Tangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the shapes?

Same Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

History of Fractions

Age 7 to 14

Who first used fractions? Were they always written in the same way? How did fractions reach us here? These are the sorts of questions which this article will answer for you.