Noel Johnston, Kaiarahi for Otago, Southland has put together this word document of a range of starter problems for teachers to use to get their kids thinking. There are some lovely problems here, some need some unpacking and some can be extended, feel free to use them.

## Category: Number and Algebra

A hands on activity for developing an understanding or proportionality and similar shapes.

Instructions and resources attached.

Aimed at CL5

Shared by Sandra Cathcart

There are 5 sets of cards in this sequence starting from A through to E.

Within each set, there are 4 cards. The sum of the answers to all 4 cards is recorded at the bottom of the page. If you take out the card with the dot, the sum of the other 3 cards will give a different answer which is also recorded at the bottom of the page.

You can get students into groups of 3 or 4 and they each solve one question each. Only when all group members have worked out their answer do they know if they are correct.

They can start at Set A and progress through the sequence.

A: Fraction of a number – where 1 is the numerator

B: Fraction of a number – where the numerator is not 1

C: Fraction of a number – word problems

D: Fraction of a number – word problems and one adding on

E: Fraction of a number – word problems and one finding what’s left

There are 5 sets of cards in this sequence starting from A through to E.

Within each set, there are 4 cards. The sum of the answers to all 4 cards is recorded at the bottom of the page. If you take out the card with the dot, the sum of the other 3 cards will give a different answer which is also recorded at the bottom of the page.

You can get students into groups of 3 or 4 and they each solve one question each. Only when all group members have worked out their answer do they know if they are correct.

They can start at Set A and progress through the sequence.

A: Fraction of a number – where 1 is the numerator

B: Fraction of a number – where the numerator is not 1

C: Fraction of a number – word problems

D: Fraction of a number – word problems and one adding on

E: Fraction of a number – word problems and one finding what’s left

There are 5 sets of cards in this sequence starting from A through to E.

Within each set, there are 4 cards. The sum of the answers to all 4 cards is recorded at the bottom of the page. If you take out the card with the dot, the sum of the other 3 cards will give a different answer which is also recorded at the bottom of the page.

You can get students into groups of 3 or 4 and they each solve one question each. Only when all group members have worked out their answer do they know if they are correct.

They can start at Set A and progress through the sequence.

A: Fraction of a number – where 1 is the numerator

B: Fraction of a number – where the numerator is not 1

C: Fraction of a number – word problems

D: Fraction of a number – word problems and one adding on

E: Fraction of a number – word problems and one finding what’s left

There are 5 sets of cards in this sequence starting from A through to E.

They can start at Set A and progress through the sequence.

A: Fraction of a number – where 1 is the numerator

B: Fraction of a number – where the numerator is not 1

C: Fraction of a number – word problems

D: Fraction of a number – word problems and one adding on

E: Fraction of a number – word problems and one finding what’s left

There are 5 sets of cards in this sequence starting from A through to E.

They can start at Set A and progress through the sequence.

A: Fraction of a number – where 1 is the numerator

B: Fraction of a number – where the numerator is not 1

C: Fraction of a number – word problems

D: Fraction of a number – word problems and one adding on

E: Fraction of a number – word problems and one finding what’s left

Provide by Sandra Cathcart, from the Numeracy Project resources

Provide by Sandra Cathcart, from the Numeracy Project resources

Provide by Sandra Cathcart, from the Numeracy Project resources