### Write down these fractions in order from smallest to largest.

Not so fast with the clicking!

That is not the next smallest number.

#### Fraction Line

Arrange the fractions in order from smallest to largest.

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#### Vinculum

Find fractions larger than the previous fraction but less than one.

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The fractions show the weights of the containers in tonnes. They can be loaded onto the train trucks but they must be in order with the smallest on the truck next to the locomotive. Teacher: The boxes can be clicked (smallest first) when the class has agreed on the order to load the containers onto the train.

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Decimals | Fractions

• E Purkis, St. Aidan's, Preesall, Fylde
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• Excellent way to introduce all sorts of problems relating to fractions and decimals, including recurring decimals.
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• it was an excellent class activity and it was a good challenge !!!!!
• Stuart Rice And Mr Oliver, Carnoustie High School
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• This was really fun I thought and felt it was difficult and really challenge.
• MC, Scotland
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• I love these challenge but am about to teach P3 (eg aged 6-7) Is there a site that will cater for this group ?? It's going to be a big jump for me !
• Mr Gray, Bucksburn Academy, Aberdeen
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• MC - try primaryresources.co.uk, they've got a good selection of stuff.
• Miss Tufnell, Swindon
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• I think that you should have only fractions for this, because some of my students havent got onto the decimal side and got confused.Good starters though.

[Transum: For a fraction only sorting activity try Cheese and Onion Pies.]
• Mr Barrett, Dover
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• Really good starter - thank you.
• Samuel,
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• Exellent page.

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Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click the button above to regenerate another version of this starter from random numbers.

One strategy for doing this activity is converting the vulgar fractions to decimal fractions and then using a number line to order them. A visual aid is available here:

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## Have you read Craig's book yet?

Craig Barton must surely be the voice of Mathematics teachers in the UK. His wonderful podcasts interviewing the industry experts have culminated in this wonderful book. As Craig says: "I genuinely believe I have never taught mathematics better, and my students have never learned more. I just wish I had known all of this twelve years ago..." more...

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## Casio Classwiz Calculator

There is currently a lot of talk about this new calculator being the best in its price range for use in the Maths classroom. The new ClassWiz features a high-resolution display making it easier to view numerical formulas and symbols but it isn't a graphical calculator as such (it has the capacity to draw graphs on your smart phone or tablet, via a scannable QR code and an app).

As well as basic spreadsheet mode and an equation solving feature you also get the ability to solve quadratic, cubic or quartic polynomial inequalities and the answer is given just as it should be written down, using the correct inequality symbols!

This calculator has a high-performance processor and twice the memory of previous models ensuring speedy operation and superior computational power.more...

 Teacher, do your students have access to computers?Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons? Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

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Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.

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