### 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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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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 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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