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Fractions

The Fractions (General) resource here contains nine instant maths ideas exploring what is meant by a fractions, showing fractions by shading using squared paper and isometric paper, exploring what fraction of words are made up of one letter and investigating why some cancelling does work and others do not. There are resource sheets of fractions for students to find equivalent fractions and a task exploring whether the value of a fraction gets larger or smaller when one is added to the numerator or the denominator. Fractions (Addition and Subtraction) contains seven tasks including completing magic squares using fractions, forming and exploring patterns by adding fractions. Fractions (Multiplication and Division) contains nine ideas requiring students to decide whether to use multiplication and division of fractions in a variety of situations in order to solve problems. The link to multiplying fractions when dealing with probability is made.

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