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3.0 Guidance on the teaching of fractions in Key Stage 1

Created on 21 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 September 2019 by ncetm_administrator


Cover the Key Stage 1 statutory requirements for fractions, including recognising, finding, naming and writing one-quarter, one-third, one-half/two-quarters, and three-quarters of an object, shape or quantity.

Suggested teaching progression

  • 1: Name the fractions ‘one-half’, ‘one-quarter’ and ‘one-third’ in relation to a fraction of a length, shape or set of objects.
  • 2: Read and write the fraction notation \frac{1}{2}\frac{1}{3} and \frac{1}{4}, and relate this to a fraction of a length, shape or set of objects.
  • 3: Find half of numbers.
  • 4: Find \frac{1}{3} or \small \frac{1}{4} of a number.
  • 5: Find \frac{2}{4} and \frac{3}{4} of an object, shape, set of objects, length or quantity; recognise the equivalence of \frac{2}{4} and \frac{1}{2}.


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