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National Curriculum: Fractions (including decimals and precentages) - Year 5 - Articles

Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 January 2014 by ncetm_administrator


This article hosted by Nrich explores how children see fractions from an early age and the implications this can have for teaching practices. It includes ideas and images that can be used when presenting children with fractions work to build and extend their understanding of the part – whole relationship.

A fun article on the history of fractions that links well to the historical topic of Ancient Egypt.

A booklet that explains fractions, their uses and how they can be classified. There are some teaching and learning activities along with possible errors and misconceptions.

Maths4Life was written for those teaching adults but teachers of children will also find it very helpful.

An article exploring children’s intuitions about fractions and likely misconceptions that hinder progress through Key Stage 2 and beyond.


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