- Spatial reasoning
- Fractions of shapes
- Multiplication of Fractions
- (Potentially) Pythagoras
- Paper cut in to squares
- Display Board
- Each student gets a square piece of paper.
- Ask if anyone can fold the square into a shape that is 1/4 of the original size. Ask them to explain how they know that it is exactly 1/4.
- Project the fractions on the picture below on to the board.
- Students aim to make those fractions from the original square.
- Every time they get an answer, they must convince their partner that it is correct before they put their name on it and blue-tack it to the board. Multiple different answers are allowed for each fraction
- Below this (or on another board(, students put up any other fractions they can find.
Extensions and Variations:
- Find the same fractions as above, but now your final shape must be a square.