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Created on 10 July 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 September 2019 by ncetm_administrator

## Introduction

Learn to name and write non-unit fractions, recognising them as multiples of unit fractions. Learn that fractions are numbers that can be positioned on a number line. Compare and order fractions with the same denominator or same numerator.

## Teaching points

Non-unit fractions

• Teaching point 1: All non-unit fractions are made up of more than one of the same unit fraction.

• Teaching point 2: Non-unit fractions are written using the same convention as unit fractions. A non-unit fraction has a numerator greater than one.

• Teaching point 3: When the numerator and the denominator in a fraction are the same, the fraction is equivalent to one whole.

Fractions as numbers

• Teaching point 4: All unit and non-unit fractions are numbers that can be placed on a number line.

• Teaching point 5: Repeated addition of a unit fraction results in a non-unit fraction.

• Teaching point 6: When the numerator and the denominator are the same, the value of the fraction is one.

Comparing fractions

• Teaching point 7: Non-unit fractions with the same denominator can be compared. If the denominators are the same, then the greater the numerator, the greater the fraction.

• Teaching point 8: Non-unit fractions with the same numerator can be compared. If the numerators are the same, then the greater the denominator, the smaller the fraction.   Add to your NCETM favourites Remove from your NCETM favourites Add a note on this item Recommend to a friend Comment on this item Send to printer Request a reminder of this item Cancel a reminder of this item