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Maths Lesson 1

LI: To be able to simplify fractions

Today you are going to practice making a fraction into its simplest form.

Watch the video link for a recap on simplifying fractions:

Work through activity sheet practicing finding the lowest common factors of both the numerator and denominator in order to create the simplified fraction.

Maths Lesson 2

LI: To be able to add and subtract fractions with a different denominator.

Today, you will practice adding and subtracting fractions when they have a different denominator to each other.

Can you remember what we need to do first if the denominators are different?

How do we make them the same?

Watch the video link for a recap on adding and subtracting fractions:

Complete activity sheet.

Maths Lesson 3

LI: To be able to divide fractions by integers.

In the lesson today, you will revise a method much loved by Mr Cargill and Miss Munro. Keep, Change and Flip!

We use this method to help divide fractions by integers, this means whole numbers. Can you figure out how to use this method with the example below:

¾ ÷ 4.

Watch the video link for a recap on using keep, change and flip when dividing a fraction by an integer then complete your activity sheet:

Maths Lesson 4

LI: To be able to multiply a fraction by another fraction.

Today, you shall revise how we multiply fractions by one another.

Look at the example below:

4/7 x 3/5.

Can you recall how we solve this question?

We must multiply the numerators together and then multiply the denominators together. Don’t forget to simplify if possible!

Watch the video link for a recap on multiplying fractions by another fraction and understanding why we need to do so:

Maths Lesson 5

LI: To be able to find a fraction of an amount.

Today, we are revisiting finding part of an amount by using fractions. We often see this in shops where something may be half price or ¼ off the total price. So, this is an especially useful skill.

To find a fraction of an amount we must perform two steps. The first step is to divide the amount by the denominator.

The second step is to multiply whatever our answer was for the first step, by the numerator.

For example:

  • Find 3/5 of 50.

We divide 50 by 5 (the denominator) which gives us 10.

We now perform the second step which requires us to multiply our answer, 10, by the numerator, 3.

10 x 3 = 30.

  • Watch the video link for a recap on finding the fractions of an amount:


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