Fractions KS2

Fraction Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Fair Feast

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Fractional Triangles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Linked Chains

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find ways to make twenty-link chains from these smaller chains? This gives opportunities for different approaches.

Rectangle Tangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 shapes?

Bryony's Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Fractional Wall

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

A4 Fraction Subtraction

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task offers opportunities to subtract fractions using A4 paper.

Matching Fractions

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Would You Rather?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Would you rather: Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p? Be given 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas?

Round the Dice Decimals 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

Round the Dice Decimals 1

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

Balance of Halves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Tumbling Down

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?

Fraction Lengths

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find combinations of strips of paper which equal the length of the black strip? If the length of the black is 1, how could you write the sum of the strips?

Forgot the Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Andy's Marbles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

A4 Fraction Addition

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try adding fractions using A4 paper.

Fractions in a Box

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

More Fraction Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What fraction of the black bar are the other bars? Have a go at this challenging task!

Route Product

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

Extending Fraction Barslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you compare these bars with each other and express their lengths as fractions of the black bar?

Fraction Fascination

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Chocolate

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

Doughnut Percents

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.



 
You may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.