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Exploring Fractions with 3rd & 4th class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 3rd & 4th class, supports the exploration of the Fractions strand through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
9 resources in this Learning Path

1

Fractions: Teacher's Manual

http://www.pdst.ie/sites/default/fi...ns%20Teacher%20Handbook%20FINAL.pdf Added: 17 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan / Other

A guide to teaching and learning fractions in Irish primary schools from PDST. Very comprehensive resource.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Document
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

2

Introduction to Factions - Math Antics

https://mathantics.com/section/lesson-video/fractions-are-parts Added: 21 Feb 2019 Contributor: Conor Dilleen Resource type: Demonstration / Audio / Video

This is a video from Math Antics that explains the concept of fractions with the aid of on-screen graphics, demonstrations and real world examples. The video is approximately five minutes long.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Fractional Wall - Nrich

https://nrich.maths.org/4519 Added: 23 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Other

This problem could be used as an introduction to equivalent fractions. It provides a powerful visual representation, helping children develop an understanding of the relationship between different fractions. It gives pupils the opportunity to explore fractions in a non-threatening, open-ended way, encouraging them to develop their own 'rules' for finding equivalent fractions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Maths is Fun - Fractions

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions-menu.html Added: 16 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Introduces the subtopic of fractions in an easy to follow way. There is an abundance of information and plenty of practical challenges, interactive games can be chosen to practice / reinforce learning.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: The explanations given on the website for most aspects of fractions as a subtopic are explored in detail, including pictures, this could be used to great success in the classroom. The challenges, questions and interactive activities would be ideal for introduction, elaboration, practice or testing of pupil's learning.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

Fractions: Paper Folding

https://topdrawer.aamt.edu.au/Fract.../Number-of-parts-only/Paper-folding Added: 23 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Guide/notes / Other

Students explore folding paper shapes into equal parts and labelling the parts with written fractions.Suitable for in school or at home.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Paper folding activities in school & at home. For indiviudals, groups & whole class.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

PDST Workshop 1- Task Cards Fractions

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/31515/31251.pdf Added: 18 Dec 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes

Six stations involving a range of resources to help teach fractions. Includes how to use cuisenaire rods, empty number lines, paper strip fractions, geoboards and dotted paper and string and paper clips.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • calculate a fraction of a set using concrete materials
  • calculate a number, given a multiple fraction of the number
  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving fractions
  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving fractions

Suggestions for use: Print and use as a guide at each maths station.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

7

Fraction Games

http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html Added: 01 Jul 2015 Contributor: Katriona Walsh Resource type: Game

Games including equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify fractions and equivalent forms of fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12
  • identify fractions and equivalent forms of fractions with denominators 2, 4, 8 and 10

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • add and subtract simple fractions and simple mixed numbers
  • divide a whole number by a unit fraction
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

8

Maths Games Using Dice

https://the-teacher-next-door.com/my-blog/math/math-games-using-dice Added: 23 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Game

Some lovely dice games to promote and practice place value, fractions, measurement & data.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Hands on games for both school & at home.


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Worksheets on Fractions

http://www.math-aids.com/Fractions/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Large collection of free-to-use worksheets covering most aspects of fractions. Very clear worksheets but the site does contain commercial advertising.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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