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Broad Topics > Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion > Fractions

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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. . . .

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Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-whole Concept

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.

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Fraction Match

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

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A Bowl of Fruit

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

Can you work out how many apples there are in this fruit bowl if you know what fraction there are?

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Fractions and Coins Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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History of Fractions

Stage: 2 and 3

Who first used fractions? Were they always written in the same way? How did fractions reach us here? These are the sorts of questions which this article will answer for you.

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Introduction to Fractions

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

The resources in this trail aim to enrich the experiences of children who are just being introduced to fractions.

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Fractional Wall

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Using the picture of the fraction wall, can you find equivalent fractions?

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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?

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Chocolate Bars

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

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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Fractions Made Faster

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

Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions - you'll be amazed how it helps!

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Matching Fractions

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find different ways of showing the same fraction? Try this matching game and see.

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Matching Fractions Decimals Percentages

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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Count the Beat

Stage: 1 and 2

This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of the musical maths activities in your own classroom?

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Doughnut

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How can you cut a doughnut into 8 equal pieces with only three cuts of a knife?

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Fraction Fascination

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

This problem challenges you to work out what fraction of the whole area of these pictures is taken up by various shapes.

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Rectangle Tangle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the ten numbered shapes?

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Light Blue - Dark Blue

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

Investigate the successive areas of light blue in these diagrams.

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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?

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Halving

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

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

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Cuisenaire Environment

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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Same Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

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Dividing a Cake

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

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Happy Halving

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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Fraction Card Game 1

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match the halves.

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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.