Stage 2 – Year B – Unit 24

This unit develops the big idea that fractions represent multiple ideas and can be represented in different ways.

Mathematics K–10 Syllabus © 2023 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

Students are provided with opportunities to:

  • partition, measure, label and compare lengths and wholes using fractions
  • use addition and subtraction of fractions to find complementary fractions
  • solve problems using equivalence and complementary fractions.

Syllabus focus and content group

Represents numbers using place value B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-RN-02

Decimals: Make connections between fractions and decimal notation

Multiplicative relations A – MAO-WM-01, MA2-MR-01

  • Generate and describe patterns
  • Recall multiplication facts of 2 and 4, 5 and 10 and related division facts

Partitioned fractions A – MAO-WM-01, MA2-PF-01

  • Create fractional parts of a length using techniques other than repeated halving
  • Model and represent unit fractions, and their multiples, to complete a whole on a number line

Partitioned fractions B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-PF-01

  • Model equivalent fractions as lengths
  • Represent fractional quantities equal to and greater than one

Geometric measure A – MAO-WM-01, MA2-GM-02

Length: Measure and compare objects using metres, centimetres and millimetres

Geometric measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-GM-02

Length: Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths

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