Year 5 Fractions worksheets

Year 5 function machine activity

Function machines are an enjoyable visual tool for children, aiding them in their understanding of various mathematical functions. Use this worksheet to practice solving equations and determining the functions behind various mathematical sums.

Year 5 number pyramids: multiplying fractions

Each pair of adjacent numbers needs to be multiplied to make the one on top.

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Year 5 number pyramids: adding fractions

Each pair of adjacent numbers needs to be added to make the one on top.

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Equivalent fractions and decimals

Each row of this table tells you how many units, tenths and hundredths a number is made up of. Look at each row and work out how to represent each number as a decimal in the blank box provided. The units, tenths and hundredths will not always be given in order.

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Decimal and fraction equivalence

The same mathematical quantities can be represented as fractions or decimals. Can you match these decimal cards with their equivalent fractions?

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Multiplying fractions by whole numbers

When multiplying fractions with a whole number, you multiply the numerator by the whole number while the denominator stays the same. See if you can work out these sums using this method.

When adding and subtracting fractions that have the same denominators, you simply calculate with the numerators and ignore the denominators. When calculating with fractions with different denominators, you need to change the fractions so that you can calculate with them. See if you can work out these questions.

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Word problems: Finding fractions of numbers

Read these word problems and see if you can answer them – you'll need to use your fractions skills.

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Matching equivalent fractions

Can you match up all the equivalent fractions? You’ll need to reduce them to their simplest form.

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Blank hundred chart or hundred square

Use a blank hundred square to explain decimals to KS2 children, as well as showing the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Fish / cakes: matching decimals and fractions

Can you draw a line connecting the fish and cakes whose decimals and fractions match?

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Fractions problem

Rendham Village have held their annual dance. By the end of the day, they have made £500. Can you help them work out how to split the money between their chosen charities?

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Ordering a set of fractions

Look how Katy puts these fraction cards into order, from smallest to largest. Can you follow Katy's method and then use it to order another set of fractions?

Relating fractions to percentages

If you are looking at a part of a whole (in this case shaded sections of a shape), you can write it as a fraction or a percentage. Can you shade the correct part of the shapes below?

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Relating fractions to decimals

Can you cut out these cards and then match them up? This will help you relate simple fractions to decimals.

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Mixed numbers on a number line

Cut out these fraction cards. Can you work out where they should go on the number line below?

Cool maths games for kids

Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.

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Calculating equivalent fractions

Are 4/5 and 8/10 equivalent? How about 1/3 and 2/4? Revise the method used to calculate equivalent fractions with this KS2 worksheet.