TES Maths Resource of the Week
Every fourth Resource of the Week highlights a top quality premium resource published by a teacher on TES.
Resource title: Fraction images and activity sheets £1
Resource author: Colinbillett
What is it?
It's easy to spend hours trying to find a resource that perfectly matches the lesson idea you have in your mind. This was the case when I was on the hunt for some clear, well-designed fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence resources. All I wanted were some images to support a simple lesson I was delivering to my bottom-set Year 7 class.
Fortunately, I got all that and more for £1 with this immaculately-produced set of 49 images, covering all of the main fraction, decimal and percentage conversions. Moreover, there are blank templates for students to shade, an accompanying PowerPoint presentation and a set of posters that can be printed out and displayed in your classroom.
How can it be used?
This resource was, essentially, my lesson. I gave my students lots of blank grids and had several key questions up my sleeve, such as:
- How can you shade a quarter of this shape?
- How much of the shape is left unshaded?
- How would you convince someone that you have shaded in a quarter?
- How many different ways are there to do it?
- How would you convince someone that 0.25 is the same as 1/4?
- How many different fractions are the same as 80%?
This resource equipped me with the tools I needed to embark upon a challenging yet enjoyable lesson. By the end, the students had produced wonderful display work to go alongside the author’s professionally-produced images.
Craig is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England.
More about the author
Colin Billett has published over 200 resources, received hundreds of good reviews and accumulated more than 120,000 downloads. With over 35 years teaching experience, we asked Colin to tell us why he started publishing resources, what the challenges are for maths teachers and top tips for getting started as an Author on TES. Find out more in our blog post.