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National Curriculum: Fractions (including decimals and percentages) - Year 4 - Activities


Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 08 December 2017 by ncetm_administrator
 

Activities

Programme of Study statement Activity
A B C D E F G
Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.            
Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by a hundred and dividing tenths by ten.            
Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number            
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.            
Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.          
Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼; ½; ¾.            
Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.            
Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.            

A range of web based interactive programmes, aimed at providing practice and consolidation for pupils exploring equivalent fractions.

Of course, concrete materials and activities are the best way to teach children about fractions and enable them to build strong concepts.

Activity A – interactive programmes

  1. Game matching pictures and equivalent fractions

Activity B – Tenths and Hundredths

  1. A resource pack of materials including an interactive place value grid to teach tenths and hundredths, activities on key vocabulary and terms, reference material and animations and three differentiated worksheets on tenths and hundredths
  2. A series of activities to introduce and use hundredths
  3. Make a hundred square of pennies in the classroom and talk about one hundredth of a pound and a tenth of a pound. Consider how, for example, 23p is written as a decimal. How would we write four pound and eighty-two pence? What would it look like in our coins?
  4. Interactive matching of decimal notation to a shaded 10x10 grid representation

Activity C – fractions to calculate quantities

  1. Game for one or two players required to match the answer to the unit fraction of amount requested

Activity D – adding and subtracting fractions

  1. Game practising adding two or more fractions with the same denominator
  2. Online adding and subtracting fractions activities written as word problems. Some useful ideas.

Activity E – decimal equivalents

  1. Excellent ‘splat’ game accessible at several different levels, requiring children to match the fraction (in tenths or hundredths) to the decimal representation
  2. ‘The Decifractor’. A flexible resource demonstrating equivalences between fractions and decimals.
  3. Pelmanism-style game , matching fractions to decimals.
  4. Arcade type game, where ‘Fraction Man’ has to defeat the decimals (by matching them). Note – this does get challenging! find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as units, tenths and hundredths

Activity F – dividing by 10 and 100

  1. Interactive Teaching Program – ‘Moving Digits’. A good modelling program to show how digits move when multiplied or divided by 10 or 100.

Activity G – rounding and comparing decimals

  1. Rounding decimals activity – uses one and two decimal places.
  2. Practise rounding numbers to one decimal place.
  3. Spreadsheets ‘Rounding’ and ‘Rounding Decimals’
  4. Arrange the decimals in order from lowest to highest.

Activity H – solve problems involving fractions and decimals

  1. Pelmanism-style game. Match the coin pictures to the correct fraction of amount.
  2. BBC skillswise activity focusing on money amounts as fractions.
  3. Fractions of amounts interactive word problems.
 

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Comments

 


21 April 2018 16:01
A1 link not working
By marrog
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08 December 2017 11:15
Andy002 - we've had to remove this link: the external site has been reconfigured, and much of the information is now behind a paywall. Sorry!
08 December 2017 10:56
F2 is not linking properly.
By Andy002
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16 April 2015 10:09
Thanks for pointing this out to us MissLowe. The resources linked to G4 and G6 were online when these pages were produced, but, alas, there are there no longer. So we'll take them down. On your other point, the activities grid isn't able to provide activities for all NC statements, and there won't always be an exact match between the activity and the statement.
13 April 2015 12:55
G4 and G6 are not working. Also, some of the programme of study for Year 4 fractions is not here and some dots on the table appear misaligned e.g. The objective "find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths" is not listed in the table yet Activity F seems to refer to it rather than the objective that it is signposting in the table. Furthermore, the objective, "solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places." is not listed in the table yet Activity H seems to refer to it.
By MissLowe
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20 March 2015 17:18
Hi

G4 and G6 don't seem to work now.
By JLPearson
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29 October 2014 10:41
Thanks for letting us know, we've now updated that link.
29 October 2014 10:31
Re: comment above, the new url for this set of resources is:

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/phase4_20030829/Mathematics/Keystage2/Numbers/Tenthsandhundre/Introduction/default.htm
By CathrynHardy
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29 October 2014 10:12
Hello,

Just to let you know that the url in Y4 fractions sections the link to url in activity B is no longer working. i.e.

Activity B – Tenths and Hundredths

A resource pack of materials including an interactive place value grid to teach tenths and hundredths, activities on key vocabulary and terms, reference material and animations and three differentiated worksheets on tenths and hundredths
By CathrynHardy
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03 June 2014 22:42
What a great resource! My teachers will love this.
By cwilliams3
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