 St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

# Spring 1

Fractions and Decimals

This half-term, we are learning to:

• Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1 (including on a number line)
• Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
• Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions and decimals including in different contexts
• Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375 and 38 )
• Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
• Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. 14 x 12 = 18 )
• Divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g. 13 ÷ 2 = 16 )
• Solve problems involving fractions
• Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy

We will then use our knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions.

Challenge

1. Karen makes a fraction using two number cards. She says, ‘My fraction is equivalent to 12 . One of the numbers is 6.’ What could Karen’s fraction be? Give two possible answers.

2. Is 4/9 greater than 1/3 ? How do you know?

3. Add together 2 3/4 and 1 5/6 .

4. Subtract 3 1/3 from 5 4/5 .

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