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

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

# Activities

Knowledge and understanding covered in Year 2 Fractions Programme of Study Activities
A B C D
Recognise fractions of shapes
Write fractions
Recognise fractions of a quantity
Recognise equivalence of 24 and 12
Find fractions of objects

## Activity A(i) – Halving

This problem is a wonderful way to consolidate children's understanding of halving and halves. It also gives learners experience of mathematical proof.

## Activities B – Colouring halves and quarters of shapes

Colour a half of these shapes

Colour a quarter of each shape

## Activities C – What fractions is shaded?

What fraction of each of these shapes is shaded

What are two ways we could write this fraction?

## Activities D

Find the number.....

What is half of 12?

A half of 12 is _________

What is a third of 15?

A third of 15 is _________

What is a Quarter of 8?

A quarter of 8 is _________

What is two thirds of 9?

Two thirds of 9 is _________

What is three quarters of 24?

Three quarters of 24 is _________

#### Making longer, making shorter

From nrich, brings in doubling, halves and quarters in a very practical way using rods made from interlocking cubes. It gives children a practical context in which to explore simple multiplying and dividing, even if these particular terms are not used explicitly. It can provide a very useful context for introducing and using the vocabulary of halves and quarters.

## Useful Resources

A series of powerpoint slides which can be used as starting points to a discussion. Slides are adapable

A series of powerpoint slides which can be used to unpick misconceptions.

Useful set of slides to cut and laminate to support the teaching of fractions.