A mathematics investigation about fractions, embedded in a real-world context.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of fractions.
In this investigation, students must use their knowledge and understanding of unit fractions to design a class flag. The flag must include a specific set of design elements and must adhere to a list of spacing guidelines. Students must record and explain their mathematical choices on the worksheet provided.
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- two blank flag templates
- a ‘recording and explaining’ worksheet
- reflection questions.
This resource is linked to the following lessons: