Hot shots 2
These exercises and activities are for students to use independently of the teacher to practice number properties.
Number Framework domain and stage:
Fractions stages 7 to 8. Advanced multiplicative to advanced proportional
Number, levels 4 and 5
Numeracy Project book reference:
These activities can be used to follow the teaching episodes based on, Book 7, pages 31 to 33 and are for those students who are able to use the associated number properties.
Prior knowledge. Students should be able to:
- Simplify fractions
- Convert fractions to decimals
- Understand the double number line and how to use it proportionately
During these activities, students will meet:
- Converting fractions to percentages using the double number line
Note that this strategy is nice when the number is easy to convert to 100, but becomes much harder to use on fractions like . Even can be problematic, especially if students do not simplify the fraction first, so some discussion is needed about this before setting the activity.