Vinculum

The objective of this challenge is to enter five fractions each one larger than the one before. The fraction to get you started is .

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Well done. You have reached the end of this challenge

Congratulations. You have completed all of the challenges. There is a trophy waiting for you.

This activity comprises of  challenges each one requiring you to type in one more fraction than the previous challenge and each starting with a different fraction. The starting fractions are . A Transum Trophy is available for completing all of the challenges.

There are many more fraction activities, visual aids and lesson starters on our Fractions topic page and here are some recommended activities from that page.

Visual Aid

Fraction Wall

Fraction Wall

The traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions. This visual aid may help some pupils complete the Vinculum challenge.

Challenge

Fraction Line

Fraction Line

Arrange the fractions in order from smallest to largest. There are three different versions of this fraction ordering activity providing different levels challenge.

Exercise

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams. This is a classic exercise presented in three levels of difficulty.

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