The resources in this trail aim to enrich the experiences of
children who are just being introduced to fractions.
A 750 ml bottle of concentrated orange squash is enough to make
fifteen 250 ml glasses of diluted orange drink. How much water is
needed to make 10 litres of this drink?
Can you work out the height of Baby Bear's chair and whose bed is
whose if all the things the three bears have are in the same
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly
the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs
had Will done before his balloon burst?
My friends and I love pizza. Can you help us share these pizzas
Andy had a big bag of marbles but unfortunately the bottom of it
split and all the marbles spilled out. Use the information to find
out how many there were in the bag originally.
On Saturday, Asha and Kishan's grandad took them to a Theme Park.
Use the information to work out how long were they in the theme
Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions -
you'll be amazed how it helps!
There are a number of coins on a table.
One quarter of the coins show heads.
If I turn over 2 coins, then one third show heads. How many coins are there altogether?
Can you predict, without drawing, what the perimeter of the next
shape in this pattern will be if we continue drawing them in the
Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?
Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a
quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.
After training hard, these two children have improved their
results. Can you work out the length or height of their first
On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125 If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square
hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs
of each colour there are in the box.
Investigate this balance which is marked in halves. If you had a weight on the left-hand 7, where could you hang two weights on the right to make it balance?
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?