**"Fractions"**

## Fractions by Thirds

*By toni On 1 December, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

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?

Which […]

## Ice Cream Pie

*By toni On 10 September, 2020 · 3 Comments*

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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## 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. This means that there were 12 pieces and Dolly ate one third, Kapa ate one quarter and Lolo ate five twelfths of the pizza.

On Tuesday they […]

## 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.

Also see this NRICH Fractions Decimals Percentages Interactive Game

## 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 […]

## 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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