1.  Cut strip one metre long. Place the metre stick on the strip of paper and carefully make a mark on the strip to show each centimetre. Label at each decimetre (10 centimetres) starting at 10, 20 30 . . . 100

2.  a)  Fold in half. Open the strip. 
 b)  Label the crease at the middle of the strip . 
 c)  How many centimetres are there in half a metre.
Explain another strategy to calculate of a metre. 
 d)  Name two things that are about half a metre in length.

3.  a)  Fold the strip in half and in half again. Open the strip. 
 b)  Label the creases , respectively. 
 c)  How many centimetres are there in one quarter, two quarters and three quarters of a metre?
Explain another strategy to explain this. 
 d)  Name two things that are about a quarter of a metre in length.

4.  a)  Fold the strip in half and in half again and another time. Open the strip. 
 b)  Label the creases

 c)  How many centimetres are there in one eighth two eighths, three eighths, four eighths, five eighths, six eighths, seven eighths of a metre?
Explain another strategy to explain this. 
 d)  Name two things that are about an eighth of a metre in length.

5.  Why are certain places along the metre strip labelled with more than one fraction?

6.  a)  Explain why the following are all at the same place on the metre stick.

 b)  What do they represent? 
 c)  What is the meaning of the numerator and the denominator in each case?

7.  How could you fold a onemetre paper strip to show tenths and fifths. Explain in your own words and/or construct a strip to show this process.
