The Fractions strategy mat provides a variety of working spaces for students. Side 1 can be used as a space for representing fractions using:

• Area models
• Set or quantity models
• Linear or measurement models

For instance, Side 1 encourages students  to show four different representations of, for example,  the fraction ¾.

Side 2 of the Fractions mat shows connections between different representations of the same fraction. It allows students to:

• See the fraction in 3 different ways
• Say and name the fraction and see how to write it in symbols and words
• Count in fraction jumps along a number line
• Compare fractions to ½
• Position a fraction between 0 and 1

This Fractions mat supports the teaching of Year 4: ACMNA077 and ACMNA078, Year 5: ACMNA102 and ACMNA103.

• Description

The Fractions strategy mat provides a variety of working spaces for students. Side 1 can be used as a space for representing fractions using:

• Area models
• Set or quantity models
• Linear or measurement models

For instance, Side 1 encourages students  to show four different representations of, for example,  the fraction ¾.

Side 2 of the Fractions mat shows connections between different representations of the same fraction. It allows students to:

• See the fraction in 3 different ways
• Say and name the fraction and see how to write it in symbols and words
• Count in fraction jumps along a number line
• Compare fractions to ½
• Position a fraction between 0 and 1