## Section 2 - Fraction Activities

a. Putting fractions in order of size

b. Game: Greatest Fraction

c. Fraction race The racetrack can be straight or oval depending on materials available. Each division on the racetrack is 1/24. The length of the track can be as long as you wish.

d. Equal fractions living together These houses belong to fraction families:

e. Multiplying fractions. Look at these multiplications:

f. Practical division challenges
Here is a practical challenge for you to try: Divide 7 chocolate bars between 4 children so that all get an equal share.

Work this out with scrap paper and drawings only. Here is a sample of one of the drawings that you could try:

g. Game: Fraction families

You need: A pack of 24 Family Fraction cards.
1. 4 players are needed.
2. Each player is dealt 6 cards. The rest of the pack is placed face down on the table (‘blind pile’) with the top card turned over to make the ‘discard pile’.
3. The purpose of the game is to make a family of cards of the same shape and which makes the equivalent of a whole when put together:
4. Players, in turn, pick up a card from the ‘blind pile’ or from the top of the ‘discard pile’. To complete their turn, they must put down a card on the ‘discard pile’. If they can also complete a family they put this down on the table as well.
5. The first player to get rid of all his or her cards is the winner.

h. Game: Fraction dominoes

Fraction dominoes:

## Decimal fractions

Why do we have decimals?

Because they:
• Are a natural extension of our ‘tens’ number system.
• Are easier to use for comparisons and for calculations.
• Have a close link with measures such as cm, kg, ml etc.
• Are very accurate.

### Try these activities to help with decimals

a. Measuring lines

b. Visual decimals

c. Graph-like decimals

d. Standing long jump competition

e. Make a picture from a decimal

f. Decimal line

g. Realistic calculations
Find the average scores of the gymnasts below (A, B and C):