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# Big and Small Fractions

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number Sequence, Stage 7-8

### What you need:

Cards (PDF, 26 KB). You can print these or make your own.

### What to do:

Cut out the number cards, shuffle and place them a face down pile between the players. Each player takes 2 cards and arranges them to form a fraction. For example:
 3 5

The player with the largest fraction wins.
Ask your child questions to help them decide which fraction is bigger. For example:
Are either of the fractions greater than 1? (The top number will be bigger than the bottom number)
Are either of the fractions greater than a half? (The top number will be more half of the bottom number)
Can you use the fraction wall to help decide which is bigger?
The cards are placed at the bottom of the pile and each player picks up new cards to play again.

### What to expect your child to do:

To be able to make fractions over 1.
To use strategies such as comparing fractions to 1 and 1/2 to decide which of two fractions is bigger.

### Variation:

The player who forms the smallest fraction wins.

### Related Māori vocab:

 hautau fraction pakitara hautau fraction wall nui ake bigger iti iho smaller taurunga top number (numerator) tauraro bottom number (denominator) haurua half kotahi haurima one fifth rua haurima two fifths whitu hautoru seven thirds

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