Fractions

In this feature we offer rich tasks which help to build learners' deep conceptual understanding of fractions.

Understanding Fractions link

Understanding Fractions 

Stage: 1 and 2

This article, written for primary teachers, links to rich tasks which will help develop the underlying concepts associated with fractions and offers some suggestions for models and images that help support ideas around fractions.

Early Fraction Development link

Early Fraction Development 

Stage: 1 and 2

An article describing activities which will help develop young children's concept of fractions.

Halving link

Halving 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

Making Longer, Making Shorter link

Making Longer, Making Shorter 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

Fractional Triangles link

Fractional Triangles 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Fair Feast link

Fair Feast 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

Bryony's Triangle link

Bryony's Triangle 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

Chocolate link

Chocolate 

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are three tables in a room with blocks of chocolate on each. Where would be the best place for each child in the class to sit if they came in one at a time?