Fraction cubes

Today Year 5 used a number line and their fraction wall cubes to place fractions on the line.

They used good learning behaviours: working with others, curiosity and some perseverance. Using the fraction cubes they looked for equivalent fractions and used this to place different fractions into the number line.

The cubes made it easier to see if one was bigger or smaller than the other, for example they looked at 4/16. They could see it was less than 1/2, as 8/16 would be equivalent to 1/2. They compared it to 1/4 and could see it was equivalent and discussed 4 lots of 4/16 would make a whole (16/16). Also it was you could times the numerator and denominator of 1/4 by 4 and you would get 4/16, so they are equivalent.

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