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