Fractions
Take a look at some ABC Splash videos on fractions to familiarise yourself with fraction computation.
Online Fractions Games
Online Fractions Games
 Fraction Board Game (adding and subtracting fractions)
 Fraction Soccer (multiplying fractions)
 Halloween Math Monster (HCF and LCM)
 Snow Sprint Fractions (addition and subtraction)
Multiplying Fractions
To multiply fractions, all you have to do is multiply the numerators and denominators and simplify the result.


Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Before you can add or subtract fractions with different denominators, you must first find equivalent fractions with the same denominator, like this:
 Find the smallest multiple (LCM) of both numbers.
 Rewrite the fractions as equivalent fractions with the LCM as the denominator.


Dividing Fractions
When dividing fractions, turn the second fraction upside down, then multiply.


Magic Fractions Challenge
At first you might be a bit put off by the numbers involved, but I would like you to keep trying to see what we can learn.
Now your group challenge is to create your own magic square from the one on the board and make it into a puzzle sheet by using the Recording Sheet. You can be as tricky as you like  even use two operations if you want to. But you must check your work to make sure the tiles will make a magic square because in the future someone else is going to do it.
 Step 1 Download and print the MAGIC FRACTIONS SHEET.
 Step 2 Cut out the Puzzle A grid.
 Step 3 Arrange the tiles in order from smallest to largest.
 Step 4 Now work in pairs to try to make the tiles into a magic square on the grid using the example above.
 Step 5 Okay, now I want you to line up the fraction tiles in order again, but this time turn each one over and write it as an improper fraction on the back.
 Step 6 Do you see any link with the whole number magic square?
 Step 7 Turn the tiles over, but leave them in the same place on the grid. What have you made?
 Step 8 Now I want you to cut out the tiles for Puzzle B and try to make them into a magic square. Perhaps you will learn something from what we have just done.
 Step 9 Which magic square do you think was invented first? The whole number one or a fraction one?
 Step 10 So from that first magic square how have the new ones been made? … What other operations could be used to make new magic squares from the whole number one?
Now your group challenge is to create your own magic square from the one on the board and make it into a puzzle sheet by using the Recording Sheet. You can be as tricky as you like  even use two operations if you want to. But you must check your work to make sure the tiles will make a magic square because in the future someone else is going to do it.