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## July 2016

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• Money Charts brings text book exercises on adding and subtracting money to life. It is most effectively completed by patient application of if-then reasoning and working backwards. Using the coins to complete the chart is important because doing so either builds, or builds on to, the children's familiarity with coins. The task is a necessary bridge for students into tackling, and making their own, similar charts using symbols and mental arithmetic only.
• Less Than Fractions allows students to experiment with fractions less than 1 using number tiles (1 - 9) in a non-threatening, open-ended way. Early success is guaranteed because there are 36 possible answers and the obvious one is 1/2. But the greater challenge is to add two fractions (each tile can be used only once) and still get an answer less than one. Of course the deeper questions are: How many solutions are there? and How do you know when you have found them all?.

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