Your child is going to be learning about fractions the whole way through primary school and might need your support with unit fractions, equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and improper fractions at home.
In this section of the site you'll find lots of fractions worksheets, divided by school year, covering core fractions skills such as finding fractions of numbers, simplifying fractions, ordering a set of fractions, turning fractions into decimals, improper fractions, converting fractions and equivalent fractions.
Foxed by fractions? Not any more! From the foundations of fractions learning in Reception to converting fractions to decimals and percentages in Year 6, our fractions learning pack identifies everything your child needs to know in this tricky area. You’ll understand how fractions are taught using pictures, how to make the concept real for your child and revise the mathematical terminology (numerators, improper fractions, quotients and more). Of course, you might have to eat a few halves, quarters and eighths of pizzas or cakes with your child to help them learn… it’s a hard life, being a parent!
Fractions is one of the key topics your child will be tested on in their maths SATs (which they will sit in the summer term of Year 2 and Year 6) but is often one of the areas that parents find most challenging to help their child understand.
Working through from the basics of understanding what a fraction is, right up to converting fractions into decimals and doing fractions on a calculator, the Fractions Learning Journey will help your child master this tricky maths skill.
By the end of the Fractions Learning Journey, your child will have no problem answering the kind of questions that might come up in their SATs test such as:
• How would you find 2/8 of 24?
• What is the decimal equivalent of 6/10?
• What is half of 3.6?
• What is 1/7 of 420?
• Which is bigger, 3/4 of 268 or 50% of 384?