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Bingo: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 ·

I've added an additional game under the Fractions category on MathsStarters Bingo:

Converting fractions, decimals and percentages

Follow-up to WCYDWT: Spacing Evenly

Saturday, 18 September 2010 ·

I showed WCYDWT: Spacing Evenly to some of my classes this week. A couple of reflections…

WCYDWT: Spacing Evenly

Sunday, 12 September 2010 ·

A real-life version of this problem presented itself today.

Question 20. Find the least number of cuts needed to cut a log into 5 equal pieces.

(Source: Elementary Math Mastery, Rhonda Farkota)

Fraction Shading

Saturday, 09 August 2008 ·

Understanding the concept of a fraction by shading in a part of a shape is a fairly standard introductory activity.  When I did a search on Flickr for fractions, I found this set of fraction shading diagrams*.  What I liked about these diagrams is that you are required to represent two fractions on one diagram.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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