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National Curriculum: Fractions (including decimals and percentages) - Year 5 - Activities

Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 23 May 2016 by ncetm_administrator



Programme of Study statements Activities
compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number b b b b    
recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other   b        
add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and related fractions b b        
multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers   b b b    
read and write decimal numbers as fractions (e.g. 0.71 = 71/100) b     b b b
recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents       b    
read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places b     b b  
Solve problems involving  numbers with up to three decimal places            
recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to “number of parts per hundred” and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal       b   b
write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal b       b b

Activity A - Fractions ITP

An interactive program that allows you to model part-whole relationships using a strip divided in to equal parts. Relationships can be shown as fractions, decimals (to three places) or percentages.

Activity A

Activity B - Fractions Jigsaw

A jigsaw-based activity that requires children to add and subtract fractions with the same and different denominators. Pieces must be matched to an answer that may be expressed in equivalent forms. It also includes multiplying fractions by a whole number.

Activity B

Activity C - Peaches today, Peaches tomorrow…

A problem solving activity that requires children to find fractions of whole numbers. It provides plenty of practice and has many extension opportunities.

Activity C

Activity D - Metre sticks and metre strips

Use classroom metre sticks/rulers and I metre long strips of paper to model relationships between a whole, tenths, hundreds and thousandths. Children can explore the size of 1, 2 and 3 decimal places and how they link to units of measurement. Labelling points with decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents can help to reinforce links between all three.

Activity D

Activity E - Matching fractions, decimals and percentages

A pelmanism-style activity matching pairs of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Points are awarded for correct answers and deducted for turning over cards without success.

Activity F - Using blank hundred squares

Use blank hundred squares to model and explore percentages, tenths and hundredths. Decimals, fractions and percentages can be represented by colouring in blank hundred squares which children can use to support addition and subtraction.

Activity F

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01 May 2015 10:58
The Activities on this page do not, unfortunately, attempt to cover every single National Curriculum statement.
01 May 2015 09:48
And "solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 2 1, 4 1, 5 1, 5 2, 5 4 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25" unless it has been placed elsewhere?
By K80Prior22
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29 August 2014 11:05
Are we missing "identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths" ? Or did I miss it?
By RogerHall
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