Another idea from Mike Ollerton’s workshops. This file gives a pretty comprehensive explanation of the activity, which starts like this:
I have used a similar task before but I realised that I had missed a key step which is to label each fraction after folding:
The file then goes on to describe how to use this for demonstrating all four operations: add, subtract, multiply, divide. It’s a lovely way of reinforcing the concept of equivalent fractions at every stage.
My only reservation with this task is that doing the folding in the first place might be a barrier for some learners….
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