**"Fractions"**

## Fractions in a Square

*By toni On 18 April, 2020 · 4 Comments*

Squares 1, 2 and 3 all have edges of length 1 unit.

The top edge of square 2 is split into equal parts of length ½.

The left hand edge of square 3 is split into equal parts of length ½.

The top and bottom edges of square 3 is split into lengths ¼, […]

## Divide Divide

*By toni On 18 April, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

Fractions, decimals and percentages are three different ways of writing the same number and it is important that we can convert one form into another.

Divide 2 by 11 to get the decimal fraction equivalent to the common fraction two elevenths . Carry on dividing until you see a patttern. Will this […]

## Pizza

*By toni On 22 July, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

On Monday Dolly, Kapa and Lolo cut a pizza into equal sized pieces and share the pizza in the ratio 4 : 3 : 5. How many pieces were there and what fraction did each person get?

On Tuesday they buy a pizza of the same size and share it in the […]

## LOWER SECONDARY N1 FRACTIONS, DECIMALS AND PERCENTAGES

*By toni On 27 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Practical activities that involve matching equivalent representations of fractions, decimals and percentages to reinforce understanding, and to help learners to remember these concepts.

Click here to download a pdf with all you need to run your own professional development workshop.

## Twelfths

*By toni On 13 October, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

Write the number of twelfths for each fraction to match the colours. Three of the answers are filled in.

The answer to one of these calculations is and the other is . Match one of the pictures to each calculation.

Now for the big challenge. […]

## Chocolate Fractions

*By toni On 6 July, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

Your Granny bought a bar of chocolate marked into 32 pieces and weighing 180 grams.

How many pieces make half the chocolate bar?

How many pieces make one quarter?

What fraction of the bar is one piece of chocolate?

She gave you and your sister 2 pieces each to eat. What fraction […]

## Fractions by Halves

*By toni On 6 July, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

The square is one unit and it is split into smaller parts. Copy the picture and label each part with the fraction it shows.

Which coloured bits would you use to show that two eighths equals one quarter?

Which coloured bits would you use to show that two sixteenths equals one […]

## Peaches

*By toni On 17 December, 2016 · Leave a Comment*

Story 1 A generous little monkey had some peaches.

On the first day he gave half his peaches away and ate one.

On the second day he gave away half of the rest and ate one.

On the third day he gave away half of the rest and […]

## Egyptian Fractions

*By toni On 8 November, 2016 · Leave a Comment*

Egyptian fractions are unit fractions, that is fractions with a numerator of 1. We are going to investigate methods of reducing all fractions to the sums of different smaller unit fractions as we see in this example:

Try some for yourself. Check your answers using a Fraction Wall. Does this always work? […]

## The Greedy Algorithm

*By toni On 7 November, 2016 · Leave a Comment*

Ancient Egyptians used only unit fractions, that is fractions with 1 as the numerator. They wrote all fractions as the sum of unit fractions with different denominators. We are going to explore how we can write the fractions we use in the form of Egyptian fractions. We shall use a method called […]

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