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INTRODUCTION
The learning programme for grade six consists of five modules:
1. Number concept, Addition and Subtraction
2. Multiplication and Division
3. Fractions and Decimal fractions
4. Measurement and Time
5. Geometry; Data handling and Probability
COMMON AND DECIMAL FRACTIONS (LO 1; 2 AND 5)
LEARNING UNIT 1 FOCUSES ON COMMON FRACTIONS
1.1 $\frac{3}{6}$ = $\frac{5}{\text{10}}$ = $\frac{1}{2}$
1.2 $\frac{\text{10}}{\text{15}}$ = $\frac{8}{\text{12}}$ = $\frac{2}{3}$
1.3 $\frac{6}{\text{10}}$ = $\frac{3}{5}$
1.4 $\frac{\text{10}}{\text{12}}$ = $\frac{5}{6}$
It is important for you to understand what an equivalent fraction is and also how to obtain it, because this will help you to put the correct relationship sign between two fractions.
Fractions of equal size are known as equivalent fractions .
1. Take a good look at the illustrations and write down the equivalent fractions, e.g.
2. Colour in those balloons that are equal to one quarter:
Equivalent fractions make it possible to compare fractions with one another. If I have to fill in relationship signs, the denominators of the fractions have to be made the same.
E.g.
Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent numbers and their relationships, and to count, estimate, calculate and check with competence and confidence in solving problems.
Assessment Standard 1.8: We know this when the learner estimates and calculates by selecting and using operations appropriate to solving problems that involve:
1.8.7 equivalent fractions.
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