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Description

A demonstration of how to order a set of fractions by converting them to fractions with a common denominator and positioning them on a number line. The twentieths are reduced to their simplest form by cancelling out common factors in the numerator and denominator.
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First broadcast:
14 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

Using visual representations to help pupils understand how to convert fractions into fractions with a common denominator may help. For example, using pizza or pie slices (3/4 of a pizza is the same as eating 15/20 of a pizza because you are slicing each 1/4 into 5 pieces.) The class could play 'The price is right' whereby children guess whether the next fraction to be pulled out of a bag is going to be higher or lower than the previous one. If they are correct, they have another go! Children may be challenged to convert fractions into fractions with a common denominator to prove they are correct.

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