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# Exploring Fractions with 5th & 6th class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 5th & 6th class, supports the exploration of the Fractions strand through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
7 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.

1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

2

### Fractions in a Box - Nrich

https://nrich.maths.org/1103 Added: 23 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Other

This problem gives practice in calculating with fractions in a challenging setting. It also requires the use of factors and multiples. While doing the problem learners will need to express a smaller whole number as a fraction of a larger one and find equivalent fractions. This activity will require some estimating and trial and improvement, combined with working systematically.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

### Maths Fraction - PhET

http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/...her/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html Added: 14 Jul 2016 Contributor: Niamh Mac auley Resource type: Game

Nice games for students to play on maths fractions using PhET. Stduents can choose what level of difficulty they want to challenge. Difficulty levels range from 1 to 8. Students can decide to play the fractions or the mixed numbers.

3-4 Mathematics

#### 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 unit fraction of a number and calculate a number, given a unit fraction of the number
• compare and order fractions with appropriate denominators and position on the number line
• identify fractions and equivalent forms of fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12

Suggestions for use: Set pupils up in pairs sitting across from another pair. Pairs play against each other to see who can match the fractions/mixed numbers together the quickest accurately. Pupils within the pairs can collaborate secretly together. The winners play the winners. The losers play the losers. Difficulty level can be changed for the winners.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Fraction Games

This game can be differentiated by speed and difficulty. Pupils use knowledge of fractions to identify floating fractions on screen. Games include; mixed fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, reduce fractions, greatest common factor, lowest common factor, order fractions, fractions to decimals, simple fractions and equivalent fractions.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics
JC Mathematics

#### 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:

• compare and order fractions with appropriate denominators and position on the number line

Suggestions for use: Choose fraction game appropriate to your lesson. Use resource as a class activity allowing pupils to try out the game. Can be used as a formative assessment.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• add and subtract simple fractions and simple mixed numbers
• compare and order fractions and identify equivalent forms of fractions with denominators 2 - 12

Suggestions for use: Choose fraction game appropriate to your lesson. Use resource as a class activity allowing pupils to try out the game. Can be used as a formative assessment.

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 2. Equivalent Representation of Rational Num.

Suggestions for use: Choose fraction game appropriate to your lesson. Use resource as a class activity allowing pupils to try out the game. Can be used as a formative assessment.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### 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.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

6

### Easter Maths Word Problems

https://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/kellys-easter-egg-hunt Added: 09 Mar 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Worksheet

Here you will find a link to a worksheet with 6 maths word problems. All these word problems have an Easter theme. The questions have multiple choice answers and have an answer sheet to accompany them. The word problems are based on fractions.

1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

7

### 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.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

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