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ERIC Number: EJ1163818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Short Activity: A Half; More or Less
Russo, James
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n4 p27-28 2017
Benchmarking is an important strategy for comparing the size of fractions. In addition, knowing whether a given fraction is greater or less than a particular benchmark (e.g., one-half) can support students with accurately locating the fraction on a number line. This article offers a game-based activity that engages students in discussions around benchmarking to one-half and equivalent fractions, whilst also exposing students to the procedure for converting fractions into decimals. A Half; More or Less is a two-player game suitable for students in upper primary school (Years 4 to 6). The game requires a standard deck of playing cards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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