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## February 2015

In this edition of the News you will find:

Task 204, Decimals With A Tape
Task 205, Peg & Tape Fractions

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These professional officers were thrilled to realise that WLAM is imbued with literacy learning.
Two new cameos this month.
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• Decimals With A Tape Students are given four textbook-like exercises, one for each operation, and are asked to estimate the answer. Estimates can be checked with a calculator and the challenge is to use the measuring tape which is marked in metres, centimetres and millimetres to explain how the calculation is done.
• Peg & Tape Fractions uses a length of herring bone tape as the whole and asks the students to place a peg where they estimate a given fraction to be along this 'number line'. They then have to check their estimate by folding to see who is closer. The challenge is to become increasingly better at estimating fractions. The outcome for teachers is strong visual evidence of students' understanding of fractions as part of a whole.

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