# Today you will be working with algebraic equivalent fractions Next lesson you will be combining algebraic fractions using all four basic operations.

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Today you will be working with algebraic equivalent fractions Next lesson you will be combining algebraic fractions using all four basic operations

Write down any fraction which is equivalent to

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Rummy – to create the game Using the letters a, b, c and any numbers create 4 equivalent fractions. Try to include: fractions in the numerator or denominator. or simplification that involves factorising the numerator or denominator. Join up with three friends. Check each others work. Between you create 4 clever ‘red herrings’. Make up a set of cards with your fractions on them - make sure you mix up your handwriting.

Rummy – to play the game Deal 4 cards to each player. Place the other cards face down, in a pile, in the middle of the table. Turn over the top card, so it is face up, and place it by the side of the pile. Player 1 either picks up the card they can see or picks up the card on top of the pile. Player 1 must then throw one card away by placing it on the ‘face up’ pile. It is then Player 2’s turn. Each player takes their turn until someone has all the cards in their equivalent fractions family.

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Lesson Plan Starter Objective: To revise equivalent fractions Resources: White boards, pens, cloths Show slide 1. Show slides 2 to 4 to students, gather responses on white boards, and discuss any interesting answers. Show slides 5 to 7 to students and ask them to make a decision about each one. Challenge them to prove those that are true and find a counter example for those that are false (slides 5 and 6 are true, 7 is false). Main Activity Objective: To revise equivalent fractions Resources: Card, Scissors, Pens, Elastic Bands Show slide 8. Students are to follow the instructions to make their own set of Rummy cards ready for next lesson. Plenary Objective: To encourage the use of substitution to form an opinion quickly Show slide 10. Ask for any strategies to decide whether the statement is true or false. Encourage students to choose values for x and y and test the statement using them. This is a quick way to decide whether to bother trying to prove something algebraically. Homework To prove the statement on slide 10

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