Teaching mathematics
Teaching mathematics

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Teaching mathematics

The fraction wall

Figure 1 shows a fraction wall divided into strips of the same length which can be split into equal parts. The fraction wall can be used to identify equivalent fractions.

Figure 1 Fraction wall

Activity 2 Finding equivalent fractions

Timing: Allow 5 minutes

Use the fraction wall to find as many fractions as you can that are equivalent to six divided by eight.

Use the fraction wall to find as many fractions as you can that are equivalent to one divided by three.

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