Fraction Order

Write down these fractions in order from smallest to largest.

Loco Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey Bogey

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That is not the next smallest number.

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Fraction Line

Fraction Line

Arrange the fractions in order from smallest to largest.

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A Challenge



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.

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Topics: Starter | Decimals | Fractions

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  • Excellent way to introduce all sorts of problems relating to fractions and decimals, including recurring decimals.
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  • Stuart Rice And Mr Oliver, Carnoustie High School
  • This was really fun I thought and felt it was difficult and really challenge.
  • MC, Scotland
  • 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 !
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  • Miss Tufnell, Swindon
  • 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.

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Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click the button above to regenerate another version of this starter from random numbers.

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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