We continue to add new resources to our Year 6 Fractions and have just published two sets of worksheets on multiplying and dividing fractions. By the end of Year 6 children will be expected to multiply simple pairs of proper fractions. This is relatively straightforward and should not prove too difficult.
They will also be expected to divide proper fractions by whole numbers which can be done by multiplying!
The full Year 6 Fractions Programme of Study is below:
Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
Pupils should be taught to:
• use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
• compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
• 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. 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8)
• divide proper fractions by whole numbers (1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6)
• associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375) for a simple fraction (e.g. 3/8)
• identify the value of each digit to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 where the answers are up to three decimal places
• multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
• use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places
• solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
• recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
Understanding and working with equivalent fractions forms a major part of the work in Year 6, especially when comparing and ordering fractions. Conversions from fractions to decimal fractions is also emphasised.
Take a look at all our Fractions resources for Year 6, including the new multiplication and division pages.