1. Word cloud

120 seconds

What is a fraction?

2. Slide

60 seconds

Fractions are a way to represent parts of a whole. To calculate fractions, you must learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them. Fractions are used in everyday life, from baking to shopping.

Understanding Fractions

3. Slide

60 seconds

Numerator: The number that appears above the line in a fraction and tells how many parts are being considered. Denominator: The number that appears below the line in a fraction and tells how many parts the whole is divided into. Equivalent Fractions: Fractions that have the same value, even though they may have different numerators and denominators.

Concepts:

4. Slide

60 seconds

The symbol for fraction is actually derived from the Latin word 'fractus' which means 'broken'. The Romans were the first to use fractions as a number system in the 1st century BC. Some fractions, such as 1/2 and 3/4, are called 'common fractions' because they are used so often.

Did you know?

5. Open question

300 seconds

What strategies can you use to compare fractions with related denominators?

6. Open question

300 seconds

What strategies can you use to locate and represent fractions on a number line?

7. Open question

300 seconds

How did you find equivalent fractions?

8. Open question

300 seconds

What challenges did you encounter when adding fractions?

9. Drawings

450 seconds

Brain break: Draw an octopus playing a guitar while wearing a top hat and cowboy boots

10. Drawings

1260 seconds

Question: Mrs. Smith has 6/8 of a cake. How much cake does she have left if she gives 1/4 of it away? Clues: • 1/8 is the same as 2/16 • You can subtract fractions with the same denominator • Simplify the fractions before subtracting them In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with a partner to explain your solution through a drawing B. Write a fraction story to explain your solution

11. Poll

60 seconds

What is the reciprocal of 3/4?

- 1/2
- 2/5
- 3/7
- 4/3

12. Poll

60 seconds

What is the result of adding 1/2 and 1/3?

- 3/10
- 2/5
- 7/8
- 5/6

13. Poll

60 seconds

What is the product of 2/5 and 3?

- 9
- 15
- 6/5
- 4

14. Poll

60 seconds

Which fraction is equivalent to 4/8?

- 2 / 7
- 1 / 4
- 1 / 8

15. Poll

60 seconds

What is the difference between 3 / 4 and 1 / 6?

- 11 /24
- 13 /24
- 19rathunk

16. Open question

180 seconds

Work together in pairs: What are the three steps to simplify a fraction?

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