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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fractions


WALT: Find fractions of a quantity

1. Matthew is a huge rugby league fan and has 28 NRL cards. One quarter of them are Melbourne Storm cards. How many of them are Melbourne Storm cards?

STRATEGY:
28÷4=7
7x1=7

SOLUTION SENTENCE:There are 7 Melbourne Storm cards.

2. In Mark’s class there are 18 children. ⅓ of them are boys. How many boys are in Mark’s class?  

STRATEGY:
⅓ of 18=6
18÷3=6
6x1=6


SOLUTION SENTENCE: 6 boys are in Mark’s class.

3. Luke has 32 first cousins. ¾ of them live in Auckland and the rest of them live in Wellington. How many of Luke’s cousins live in Auckland?

STRATEGY:
¾ of 32=9
32÷4=9
9x1=9


SOLUTION SENTENCE: 9 cousins live in Auckland.




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