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Exploring Fractions

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Exploring Fractions is part of the Exploring Maths series of teacher resources for 5 – 7 year old students. Although common fractions no longer have the same emphasis as they did before we had metric measurements, they are still used in daily conversation. They play an important role in the development of your students’ understanding of number and place value. The activities in this 94 page book explore the many ways we divide sets of objects or a whole object into equal and unequal parts. By playing fraction games, talking about fractions to a partner or actively cutting, tearing, drawing or sharing fractional parts, your students will see how easy fractions are to construct, compare and order. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class to explore for at least a week at a time. For example, your students will love to try “Find my Halves”, ‘Fruity Fractions” or “Brilliant things to do with Pizza Cards”.

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