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.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils dev...
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Added a Microsoft Word version of the instructions, allowing them to be edited.
Addition by Tom (Teach Starter) Oct 14th, 2020
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