# Making fractions easy in Year 2

Making fractions easy in Year 2 Fractions can cause difficulties when children reach upper primary school, so it is vital that they get off to a good start, especially in Year 2 (6-7 years old). Plenty of practical work should be done using shapes and objects so that children understand what finding a half or […]

Help your child to understand fractions in Year 3 Practical work is the key to success! Children coming into Year 3 should have a sound understanding of simple fractions, especially halves, quarters and thirds. They should have had plenty of practical experience dividing shapes and sets of objects into quarters and thirds. There are several […]

# Year 2 fractions

Year 2 fractions New this week is a set of worksheets on finding fractions of lengths. Fractions is one of those subjects which can cause a lot of problems so it is important to get a sound early understanding. Children should come into Year 2 (age 6-7) being able to recognise halves and quarters and […]

# KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper: Fractions and Decimals

KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper: Fractions and Decimals Our aim to have full coverage of every aspect of the Maths KS2 SAT Papers edges ever nearer with a new collection of worksheets on fractions and decimals. A great emphasis was put on fractions in the new Programme of Study in 2014 and this has been reflected […]

Year 5 fractions updates The new primary maths programme of study really lays emphasis on teaching fractions; a topic which has always proved tricky in the past. In year 5 it is expected that children will be taught to: •    Compare fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number •    Find equivalent fractions […]

# Improper fractions and mixed numbers

Improper fractions and mixed numbers Fractions – everyone’s favourite maths topic! In real life some children find anything to do with fractions challenging if not incomprehensible. However, all is not lost if they are shown what fractions mean and how they relate to other numbers. In year 5 children will learn about mixed numbers and […]

# Year 6 adding and subtracting mixed numbers

Year 6 adding and subtracting mixed numbers. Like most things in life, there is more than one way of adding mixed fractions. One way is to convert the numbers to improper fractions and find a common denominator and proceed from there. Some children find this very difficult so we have just produced a set of […]

# Year 4 fractions and decimals

Year 4 fractions and decimals updated Year 4 is where the link between fractions and decimals is really developed and it is very important that children understand this link. We have just updated our fraction worksheets with different fonts and layout, to make them clearer for children to use, as well as adding two great […]

# Year 1 Finding halves

Year 1 Finding halves It is important to get off to a good start with fractions as many children find them very difficult to calculate with later on. There are two ways to think of fractions. One way is to see a fraction as a part of one whole one. This requires making equal sized […]

# Fractions games for year 6

Fractions games for year 6 There is considerably more emphasis on fractions in the new primary curriculum and many children will have reached year 6 still unsure of how they work. These children will need plenty of practice to be confident with fractions and what better way to get this confidence than by playing some […]