Loopy Lake

Loopy Lake

Join the fraction towns to their decimal equivalents with underwater cables in Lucky Lake. Cables are not allowed to cross!

A Mathematics Lesson Starter of the Day


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Topics: Starter | Decimals | Fractions | Puzzles

  • Transum,
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  • Matching the fractions is the easy part. Joining them without crossing the lines is really quite hard but such a rewarding experience when achieved. It is one of those activities that "...stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time". Of course the teacher might be keen to point pupils in the general direction of finding the solution for themselves, that's good teaching.
  • Jack Johnson, Norwich
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  • My year 4 class solved this really quickly. Mandy Junior said " Hatdo helped me solve this". Hatdo said" I feel really epic for solving such a difficult problem so quickly".

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