Not so fast with the clicking!
That is not the next smallest number.
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Arrange the fractions in order from smallest to largest.
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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.
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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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