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Teacher's Notes

These exercises and activities are for students to use independently of the teacher to practice number properties.

Number Framework domain and stage:

Fractions, stages 5 - 6, early additive part-whole to advanced additive

Curriculum reference:

Number, level 3

Numeracy Project book reference:

These activities can be used to follow the teaching episodes based on, Book 7, pages 14 and 15 and are for those students who are able to use the associated number properties.

Prior knowledge. Students should be able to:

During these activities, students will meet:


Remember that students who have not reached stage 6 in the "basic facts" domain have not learned all of their basic multiplication facts, so a multiplicative strategy based purely on the numbers may not work for all students. Keeping to simpler numbers has been attempted in the activities for this reason.

Practice exercises with answers:

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Homework with answers:

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