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 fractions to design a colourful floor rug for a home renovation competition. The floor rug design must adhere to a list of competition rules. Students must record and analyse their colour 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 floor rug templates
- two ‘recording and analysing’ worksheets
- reflection questions.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multipl...
- Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
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