Fractions as numbers (Level 2)

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 2

Learning Progressions Framework: Multiplicative Thinking: Signpost 4 to Signpost 5 

Target students

These activities are intended for students with some previous experience with reflection symmetry, who are now ready to build on their knowledge of additive strategies to solve multiplication and division problems. They may have some simple multiplication fact knowledge and be able to skip count in twos, fives and tens.

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ ability to order simple fractions by size and represent unit fractions, and simple non-unit fractions, on a number line between zero and one. A number line is used to demonstrate students’ understanding of the size of fractions in relation to other numbers. The questions are given in order of complexity.  If the student answers a question confidently and with understanding proceed to the next question.  If not, then use the supporting activities to build and strengthen their fluency and understanding. Allow access to pencil and paper. (show diagnostic questions)

Teaching activities