This is a classic Chinese Tangram. Each of the people illustrated, and many convex polygons, can be made with the 7 pieces and there are hundreds of other puzzles based on this tangram.
Can you find a way to fold a sheet of paper so that you can cut out the tangram pieces accurately […]
Twenty-one gas cylinders are to be loaded onto three lorries.
Seven cylinders are full, seven are half-full and seven are empty.
A full cylinder weighs 50kg and an empty cylinder weighs 20kg.
How should they be loaded onto the lorries so that each lorry is carrying the same weight?
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It is not difficult to put a list of decimals in order of size. But what about ordering fractions?
John Farey introduced sequences of sequences of fractions in order of size, now called Farey sequences. Can you discover his method from the following examples?
30-minute Global Maths & Science Lesson 2021 Fraction Wall Games
BUILD A FRACTION WALL
This wall is 1 unit wide. It shows one unit and two half units.
Click here to download the FRACTION WALL 30-minute lesson instructions and worksheet. Cut out the strips. Rearrange the order of the strips to build a wall with smaller and […]
Both these two numbers are recurring decimal fractions. The digits 12 are repeated again and again indefinitely.
Multiply the first number by 100. What do you get?
Subtract the smaller number from the bigger one. What do you get?
What does this tell you about the […]
The aim is to make square domino loops, like the one in the picture, from 4 dominoes matching the fractions, decimals and percentages. Start with any domino and find 2 other dominoes to match the ends of the first domino.
For example, the [3/10 and 10%] domino matches with 30% at […]
Can you find the easy way to calculate this square root without doing any long division?
Hint: Think of factors!
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In a small village two thirds of the adult men are married to three quarters of the adult women.
How big is the smallest village for which this is true?
Can you describe the population of other villages for which this is true?
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Fractions by Thirds
This square is one unit and it is split into smaller parts. Label each part with the fraction it shows.
How many green rectangles make one unit?
How many small red squares make one unit?
How many small blue rectangles make one unit?
How many small pink rectangles make one unit?
Ice Cream Pie
Xolile sells ice cream and the pie chart shows the sales for last week.
What fraction of the ice creams sold were strawberry? If she sold 60 strawberry ice creams how many ice creams were sold altogether.
The number of vanilla ice creams and the number of chocolate ice creams sold were the same.
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