# Package 5-2: Imagining fractions

This activity offers your child the opportunity to represent fractions, develop a sense of the relative size of fractions, practise the language associated with fractions and explore the concept of equivalence.

Week 6 - Package 2 - Year 5 and 6 Mathematics - Imagining fractions

## Why is this activity important?

This activity is designed to get your child thinking about different ways we can think about numbers, especially fractions.

## Before you start

• Check that the video is working and the audio settings are correct for your child.

## What your child needs to know and do

This activity encourages your child to use their mathematical imagining skills to explore fractions especially halves and quarters.

## What to do next

Complete the activities on the Activity Sheet 1.

### Activity too hard?

Encourage your child to notice some lemon parts that are:

• half

• quarter

• 3-quarters

Encourage your child to record and represent their mathematical imaginations by using colours and drawings. For example:

### Activity too easy?

Are there any other ways you can reimagine these fractional slices moving?

• How is your thinking similar or different to the example shared in the video?

What if there was another frame around this image. How would it look and how many lemon slices would there be?

## Activity sheet 1

What are some things you notice?