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Operations with Fractions Maths Investigation – Renovate with a Rug!

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7 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 2 - Upper - 6

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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