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# Non-unit Fractions

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Achievement Objectives:

Achievement Objective: NA2-5: Know simple fractions in everyday use.
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Achievement Objective: NA3-5: Know fractions and percentages in everyday use.
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Achievement Objective: NA4-4: Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions.
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Specific Learning Outcomes:

Identify the symbols for halves, quarters, thirds, fifths, and tenths including fractions greater than 1.

Identify symbols for any fraction, including tenths, hundredths, thousandths, and those greater than 1.

Find equivalent fractions and order fractions.

Description of mathematics:

Number framework Stages 5 -7

Required Resource Materials:
Fraction Pieces (Material Master 4-19)
10 sets of digit cards (1-6) or 10 dice
Fraction Bingo Boards (Material Master 4-22)
Transparent Counters
Activity:

Play a game of “Close to One”. Players take two digit cards or roll the dice twice. They use the numbers to form a fraction, For example, if the “3” and “4” cards are picked up, the student might make or . The student then models the fraction they chose with fraction pieces. With each turn, the player with the fraction closest to one (whole) wins.

The concept of “closest to” is about the size of the piece that must be added or taken away from the fraction to form one.

#### Activity

Play “Fraction Bingo”. Form fractions on the overhead projector using the fraction pieces. The students check to see if they have the modelled fraction on their board and, if so, cover the fraction with a counter