Multiply and divide fractions - Problem-Solving Investigation - Year 6

This in-depth maths investigation is an open-ended problem solving activity for Year 6 children. It can be used to support teaching towards the objective: multiply and divide fractions.

In-depth Investigation: Mixed up fractions
Children add a pair of fractions, multiply the same pair, then find the difference between the two answers, looking for patterns.

This investigation will develop maths meta-skills, support open-ended questioning and logical reasoning, and enable children to learn to think mathematically and articulate mathematical ideas.

This problem-solving investigation is part of our Year 6 Decimals and Fractions block. Each Hamilton maths block contains a complete set of planning and resources to teach a term’s worth of objectives for one of the National Curriculum for England’s maths areas.

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Created: Mar 7, 2019


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