One Fifth

A Maths Starter Of The Day

One Fifth

Three fractions add together to give one fifth.

If all the question marks represent the same number, what is that number?

What if all the question marks represent different numbers?


Topics: Starter | Fractions | Investigations

  • The Best Maths Class Ever (8cd/m2), King Alfred's Wantage
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  • We found this starter challenging.
  • Miss Palm, 6MP
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  • Great challenge! We all got stuck and thought there was an error, but luckily discovered OUR mistake before sending a comment! LOL.
  • Matthew Zhao, Brisbane Boys' College, Toowong, Brisbane
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  • It was easy, but challenging and good for my brain.
    Congrats, Transum!

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See also the Starter called One Ninth and a related GCSE question.



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Laptops In Lessons

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).

Laptops In Lessons

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.

Transum.org/go/?Start=May31

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

Transum.org/go/?Num=863

Student Activity

 


Show students how to create fractions in MS Word:

From the 'Insert' menu choose 'Object' then 'Microsoft Equation'

Microsoft Equation

It's even easier with "Math Input Panel" which comes with Windows 7.

In Word 2013 you can find the equation editor in the Insert tab.

Equation in Word

 

 

Extension

Unique Fraction Sum

What is unique about this fraction sum?

 

 

Extension Answer

Apple

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