Develop a better understanding of fractions with this simple but effective manipulative.
Create an ‘equals mat’, where equal length pieces are laid end on end.
If the long brown bar is given a value of one, then to two crimson bars must represent a half, the four red bars would represent a half and the eight white bars would represent one eighth of the total length.
Explore equivalent fractions, eg = 2/4 = 4/8
Add fractions by laying bars end on end.
Further fraction concepts and different fraction families may be explored by altering the layout of the bars.
An extremely versatile tool for learning about fractions.
370 pieces in total.
Yr 3 ACMNA058 Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole
Yr 4 ACMNA077 Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts
Yr 6 ACMNA125 Compare fractions with related denominators
Yr 6 ACMNA126 Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
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