Developing: Fractions 3 (Comparing to division)
halves, thirds, quarters
sixths, eights, twelfths
Hints and Tips
Our familiarity with the metric system and decimal currency may seem to have made calculations with fractions less important but in many ways, it is more convenient to use common fractions in everyday life.
It is unlikely that we would ask for a 0.5 pint of milk, rather than a half pint.
Also it is easier to cut material into one third of a metre rather than 0.333!
Essential Prior Knowledge
Know that division can be done by sharing and grouping.
The fraction depends on the number of groups the whole is shared into.
Fractions are about dividing numbers or shapes. Dividing is sharing and grouping. Does that change the fraction?
Do the same activities as Fractions 2 but this time group the objects into 2 for halves; 4 for quarters etc
Use the number sentences your child wrote in Green Fractions 2 to check.