The 31st August is two thirds of the way through the year. Where else might the fraction two thirds be found?

Make a poster showing a variety of calculations that give the answer two thirds. Include multiplication, division, addition and subtraction calculations. You could also use algebra, square roots, ratio and any other mathematics you know.

Find x if 6x − 2 = 2

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Fractions

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Two Thirds Poster

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Laptops In Lessons

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Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

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