Section 2 - Fraction Activities

a. Putting fractions in order of size  b. Game: Greatest Fraction  c. Fraction race The racetrack can be straight or oval depending on materials available. Each division on the racetrack is 1/24. The length of the track can be as long as you wish.  d. Equal fractions living together These houses belong to fraction families: e. Multiplying fractions. Look at these multiplications: f. Practical division challenges
Here is a practical challenge for you to try: Divide 7 chocolate bars between 4 children so that all get an equal share.

Work this out with scrap paper and drawings only. Here is a sample of one of the drawings that you could try: g. Game: Fraction families

You need: A pack of 24 Family Fraction cards.
1. 4 players are needed.
2. Each player is dealt 6 cards. The rest of the pack is placed face down on the table (blind pile) with the top card turned over to make the discard pile.
3. The purpose of the game is to make a family of cards of the same shape and which makes the equivalent of a whole when put together:
4. Players, in turn, pick up a card from the blind pile or from the top of the discard pile. To complete their turn, they must put down a card on the discard pile. If they can also complete a family they put this down on the table as well.
5. The first player to get rid of all his or her cards is the winner.  h. Game: Fraction dominoes Fraction dominoes:  Decimal fractions Why do we have decimals?

Because they:
 Are a natural extension of our tens number system.
 Are easier to use for comparisons and for calculations.
 Have a close link with measures such as cm, kg, ml etc.
 Are very accurate.

Try these activities to help with decimals

a. Measuring lines b. Visual decimals  c. Graph-like decimals d. Standing long jump competition e. Make a picture from a decimal f. Decimal line g. Realistic calculations
Find the average scores of the gymnasts below (A, B and C):     