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National Curriculum: Fractions (including decimals and percentages) - Year 2

Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 11 February 2014 by ncetm_administrator

National Curriculum: Fractions - Year 2

  • recognise, find, name and write fractions ⅓, ¼, 24 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • write simple fractions e.g. ½ of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of two quarters and one half.

Non-Statutory Guidance

Pupils use fractions as ‘fractions of’ discrete and continuous quantities by solving problems using shapes, objects and quantities. They connect unit fractions to equal sharing and grouping, to numbers when they can be calculated, and to measures, finding fractions of lengths, quantities, sets of objects or shapes. They meet ¾ as the first example of a non-unit fraction.

Pupils should count in fractions up to 10, starting from any number and using the ½ and 24 equivalence on the number line (for example, 1 ¼ , 1 24 (or 1½ ), 1¾ , 2). This reinforces the concept of fractions as numbers and that they can add up to more than one.

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