Having been inspired by some ideas from Resourceaholic and also from Robert Wilne @NCETMsecondary here, I thought I’d create these True or False cards for use with Year 7. We have covered fraction of an amount, equivalent fractions, adding fractions, and top heavy / mixed numbers so far, but you could easily adapt these if you want to include, for example, multiplying and dividing fractions. I designed the false ones first which really got me thinking about misconceptions that I think could be occurring. The true ones were relatively straightforward after that. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Uncovering Fraction Misconceptions through True and False cards”

I like these – and I agree that starting with the wrong ones is very instructive. Should the first one be either shaded area = 4/7 or blank area = 3/7?

Thanks for that. I need to go through and check a number of links but I think I have fixed this one. Please try it and let me know if it is still not working.

I like these – and I agree that starting with the wrong ones is very instructive. Should the first one be either shaded area = 4/7 or blank area = 3/7?

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I’d say it should be 1/2. Could get some discussion going that one, though!

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I’ve now changed it to 4/7!

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Hi, The link for this resource doesn’t work anymore. Will it be restored as i really liked it

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Thanks for that. I need to go through and check a number of links but I think I have fixed this one. Please try it and let me know if it is still not working.

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This is an excellent example of the universal truth of ‘learning from mistakes’. See

https://rogertitcombelearningmatters.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/why-mistakes-must-be-celebrated/

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