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Super Sunday: Fab Fractions

Why not start Maths Challenge Week with some fab fractions? We’ve some themed Topic Tools and a range of Activities to help with lesson planning and all the resources are...

Why not start Maths Challenge Week with some fab fractions? We’ve some themed Topic Tools and a range of Activities to help with lesson planning and all the resources are separated into each Key Stage group – how handy is that?

One of our recommended Activities is Ready, Steady, Bake! – a fun packed activity that helps recognise and find simple fractions. 

Below you'll find Key Stage-specific content, including many of our interactive Topic Tools, which never fail to bring out the competitive spirit in children (and not to mention teachers too!).

Key Stage 1 

Topic Tools

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Fractions: Explore and compare fractions. Defaults to 3 bars set at eighths, twelfths and sixteenths.

This Topic Tool can be found within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 2 and 3
  • Scotland: First ** and First ***
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

Fractions: Explore and compare eighths, twelfths and sixteenths.

This Topic Tool can be found within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P5 

Activities 

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Ready, Steady, Bake! Recognise and find simple fractions – 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1/10 using a cake with up to 20 slices.

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

Captain Cod: Understand and use in practical contexts: ordinal numbers: first, second…

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Year 1
  • N. Ireland: P2 

Lower Key Stage 2 

Topic Tools 

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Fractions: Explore and compare fractions. Defaults to 3 bars set at eighths, twelfths and sixteenths.

This Topic Tool can be found within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 2 and 3
  • Scotland: First ** and First ***
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

Activities 

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Fraction Packed: Identify a Fractional Area of a Shape.

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 3
  • Scotland: First **
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P4

Fluffy Clouds: Recognise and use the equivalence of fractions and decimals.

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 4
  • Wales: Year 7 

Upper Key Stage 2 

Topic Tools 

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Fractions: Relate a fraction to its equivalent percentage.

This Topic Tool can be found within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 5
  • Scotland: Second **
  • Wales: Year 4 and 6
  • N. Ireland: P7

Fractions: Compare and relate fractions to their decimal and percentage equivalent. Defaults to 2 bars set at quarters and eighths. Ratio can be added from the settings.

This Topic Tool can be found within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 5 and 6
  • Scotland: Second *- Second ***
  • Wales: Year 6
  • N. Ireland: P5 – P7 

Activities

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Water World: Help Sten to reach the new water slide by simplifying the fractions.

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 5 and 6
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 7
  • N. Ireland: P7

Water World: Convert percentages to fractions and fractions to percentages.

This Activity can be found, along with peripheral content, within our Maths module in the years detailed below for each region:

  • England: Year 6
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 7
  • N. Ireland: P7 

Let us know how you’re getting on playing PlayLive Maths during the week! There’ll be goodies for the highest scorers, so post us a message to Facebook or drop us a tweet (@EducationCity). We’re using #MathsWeek as our hashtag.

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