# Feeding pets

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

### Curriculum reference:

This form of work is not directly referenced in Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum, but can be tied to number, level 4.

### Numeracy Project book reference:

These activities can be used to follow the teaching episodes based on, **Book 7, page 40** and are for those students who are able to use the associated number properties.

### Prior knowledge. Students should be able to:

- Find equivalent fractions
- Convert fractions to decimals and vice versa

### During these activities, students will meet:

- Finding fractions between two other fractions

### Background

One interesting exercise here is to ask student to find the fraction that is exactly halfway between the two named fractions, and compare this to the original fractions.