The resources in this trail aim to enrich the experiences of
children who are just being introduced to fractions.
This list offers an introduction to fractions that will help children to develop an understanding of fractions and approaches to solving problems using them.
Thank you to everyone who submitted solutions
to this problem. Some, like the Primary Two Class at Glencairn
Primary, used a practical approach; the children in this class used
cubes to make the different rods. The children in Primary Three had
been learning their times tables, and so they used these to help
them solve the problem. For example, Ewan said:
Ardonis, Chioma, Phoebe and Nala, from
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School submitted a lovely and clear
solution. They noticed that "twice the length" meant "multiply by
two", and "half the length" meant "divide by two". Here are their
Elyse from Putney High also submitted a
correct answer, as did Reema from the British School in Dubai.
Reema looked at the rods that Ahmed made, and matched them up with
Thank you very much to those who
submitted solutions. Well done!