Tag Archives: fractions

Extension Arithmetic

Here is a mixture of arithmetic questions to ponder with solutions (or here as a pdf in case the Equation editor in Word messes things up).   They are all non-calc although that’s not immediately obvious when you look at them. I used this today with second set Year 9 and they seemed to appreciate that they achieved more than they originally thought they would when I put them all up at once.

Here is an example:

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Uncovering Fraction Misconceptions through True and False cards

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 06.19.36 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!

Here they are as a Word doc: Fractions True False cards And if the formatting looks a bit weird, as a pdf doc: Fractions True False cards