This activity gives students practice at converting ratios into their simplest form, by dividing both parts.
Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden!
A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so.
These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole-class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals and they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.
KS3 Maths Curriculum Area
Ratio, proportion and rates of change
Divide a given quantity into two parts in a given part:part or part:whole ratio; express the division of a quantity into two parts as a ratio
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