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choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Fractions. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

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Fractions Starters:

Coins On The Table : A puzzle about the number of coins on a table given information about fractions of them.

Fractangle : Can you see what fractions of the shapes have been shaded? It is not as difficult as it first appears.

Fraction Order : Arrange the fractions and decimals in order from smallest to largest.

Fractions Decimals Percentages : Convert fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions.

Giraffe : The height of this giraffe is three and a half metres plus half of its height. How tall is the giraffe?

Half Hearted : Find the number which when added to the top (numerator) and bottom (denominator) of each fraction make it equivalent to one half.

Halloween : Five problems with a Halloween theme.

Inbetweens : Find fractions between two given values.

Loopy Lake : Match the fractions to their decimal equivalents and join them with lines that do not cross.

One Fifth : Investigate three fractions which add together to give one fifth.

One Ninth : Investigate three fractions which add together to give one ninth.

Recurring Decimal : Use your calculator to find which whole number divided by another whole number gives the answer 1.36363636

Refreshing Revision : It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Two Thirds : Make a poster showing a variety of calculations that give the answer two thirds.

Advanced Fractions Starters

 

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Curriculum for Fractions:

Year 5

Pupils should be taught to compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number more…

Pupils should be taught to identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths more…

Pupils should be taught to recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example ⅖ + ⅘ = 1 ⅕] more…

Pupils should be taught to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number more…

Pupils should be taught to multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams more…

Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates more…

Pupils should be taught to solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, ⅕, ⅖, ⅘ and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25 more…

Year 6

Pupils should be taught to use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination more…

Pupils should be taught to compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1 more…

Pupils should be taught to add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions more…

Pupils should be taught to multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form more…

Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples. more…

Pupils should be taught to divide proper fractions by whole numbers more…

Pupils should be taught to associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction more…

Pupils should be taught to recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts. more…

Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to order positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions; use the number line as a model for ordering of the real numbers; use the symbols =, ≠, <, >, ≤, ≥ more…

Pupils should be taught to express one quantity as a fraction of another, where the fraction is less than 1 and greater than 1 more…

Pupils should be taught to use the four operations, including formal written methods, applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers, all both positive and negative more…

Pupils should be taught to understand that a multiplicative relationship between two quantities can be expressed as a ratio or a fraction more…

Pupils should be taught to work interchangeably with terminating decimals and their corresponding fractions (such as 3.5 and 72 or 0.375 and 38 ) more…

Pupils should be taught to interpret fractions and percentages as operators more…

Years 10 and 11

Pupils should be taught to calculate exactly with fractions, surds and multiples of π ; simplify surd expressions involving squares [for example √12 = √(4 × 3) = √4 × √3 = 2√3] and rationalise denominators more…

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Notes:

A fraction is a part of a number. Fractions are either vulgar or decimal. Vulgar fractions can be proper, improper or mixed. Equivalent fractions have the same value.

Pupils, at all stages of their learning, should practise using fractions. From dealing with halves, the most basic fraction, to manipulating algebraic fractions containing surds, this topic is always relevant. Proficiency also depends on reasonable numeracy skills particularly the multiplication tables and finding the lowest common multiple of two numbers. Pupils also need to be able to convert vulgar fractions to decimals and percentages and vice versa.

Be wary of teaching the ‘rules’ for manipulation fractions by rote. Pupils need to understand the reason why and the time-honoured key to understanding starts with the imaginary pizza and the much-used fraction wall.

Fractions Teacher Resources:

Fraction Spinners : Know the properties of the fractions randomly produced by the two spinners.

Fraction Wall : The traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions.

Fractions Decimals Percentages : Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages.

Fractions Kim’s Game : A memory game to be projected to help the whole class recognise basic fractions.

How old was Diophantus? : An ancient riddle which can be answered by solving an equation containing fractions.

Fractions Activities:

Algebraic Fractions : A mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications.

Cheese and Onion Pies : Sort the fractions from smallest to largest.

Equivalent Fraction Pairs : The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of equivalent fractions.

Equivalent Fractions : Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams.

Express as a Fraction : Express one quantity as a fraction of another, where the fraction could be less than 1 or a mixed number.

Fraction Decimal Pairs : The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of simple fractions and their equivalent decimals.

Fraction Dissect : Draw lines to dissect the rectangles to make the given fractions.

Fraction Line : Arrange the fractions in order from smallest to largest.

Fraction Matcher : Match shapes and numbers in this fractions activity. Challenge yourself on many levels.

Fraction Order : Arrange the fractions and decimals in order from smallest to largest.

Fraction Percentage : Match the fraction with the equivalent percentage. A drag and drop self marking exercise.

Fraction Percentage Pairs : The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of simple fractions and their equivalent percentages.

Fractions : A series of self-marking exercises on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages : An exercise on converting fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions.

Inequalities : Check that you know what inequality signs mean and how they are used to compare two quantities. Includes negative numbers, decimals, fractions and metric measures.

Mixed Numbers : A self marking quiz about the application of the four operations to mixed numbers.

Recurring Decimals : Change recurring decimals into their corresponding fractions and vica versa.

Vinculum : A challenge to find fractions which are larger than the previous fraction but less than one.

Finally there is Topic Test , a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world.

Fractions Videos:

Fraction Basics Song : A free trial lesson from Math Upgrade dot com.

Fractions addition and subtraction trick : Forget finding common denominators when adding dissimilar fractions – this way is much faster and easier.

Fractions on the number line : Practice plotting values on the number line as a passionate activist rises up and demands equity for all numbers, including fractions and decimals.

Fractions Worksheets/Printables:

Take Sides Questions : Thirty pairs of numbers or calculations. Which one of the pair is the largest?

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