Primary maths: Fractions

Sian Evans
16th January 2019
Teacher and children exploring fractions in their primary maths class

Ensure your students aren't frazzled by fractions with these stimulating and straightforward resources

Sometimes the best way to overcome any negativity or concern for a topic like fractions is by adding a handful of fresh ideas to your toolbox. With that in mind, we've picked out just some of the varied ways that the Tes community have chosen to tackle the challenge head on. Why not take a look at what they've come up with?


Shading fractions of a shape

This is a worksheet for colouring fractions of shapes. Featuring 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1/3.
By funky_blues

Fractions for Year 1

These were some sheets I designed for our introduction to fractions. We had already looked at doubling and halving and next was halves, quarters and three quarters of shapes and numbers. These are differentiated worksheets made for Year 1.
By CorrineP

Fractions Word Problems- Year 1- DIFFERENTIATED

Fraction word problems for Year 1/2. Differentiated into 4 abilities.
Children can cut and stick each question into their books and work it out underneath!
By Sophie5394

Y1 planning and resources for White Rose Maths Summer Block 2 Fractions week 1

Hello again. This is my first week of planning and resources to go with the White Rose Maths scheme of learning for Year 1, Summer Block 2, Fractions. It is in my usual format with flipcharts in activprimary and smartboard and there is also a PDF version too. All the other resources are in word so that you can adapt them for your children. I’ve tried to keep up the problem solving this week but I think, with adult, concrete and visual support, modelling, discussion and the small steps, they’ll work well. As always, I hope they save you some time and that your children enjoy them.

By tg11

Year 2 Maths - Fractions

A colourful and engaging powerpoint on fractions!

By zeeprod1

Year 2 Fractions

Year 2 Fractions Resources and Worksheets
10 Resources and worksheets including…

  • Fractions matching Dominoes
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Identifying fractions
  • Non-Unit fractions.
  • Pizza fractions Resource
  • Counting in Fractions
  • Fractions word problems

All resources are editable

By swilson_90

Lower KS2

Adding fractions with the same denominator.

Various differentiated worksheets aimed at getting children to understand how to add fractions, that have the same denominator, to make a whole one. Fraction PowerPoint to recap the basics of fractions.
By misssunflower2

Differentiated fractions worksheets

Some of my mixed 3/4 class struggled with finding fractions where the numerator was higher than 1 (e.g. 2/3 of 15). They also really struggled with putting them in word problems! I created these step by step worksheets so children could see the progression, e.g. 1/3 of 15 is? 2/3 of 15 is? I have 15 sweets and I eat 2/3 of them. How many do I eat?
By Sophie Bartlett

Fractions: Year 3 - Spring Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the first of two packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 3 – Number: Fractions during week 10 of the Spring Term. The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths 'small steps'

- Unit and Non-Unit Fractions
- Making the Whole
- Tenths
- Count in Tenths
- Tenths as Decimals
- Fractions of a Number Line
- Fractions of a set of objects (1-3)

The resource contains worksheets and activities (concrete, pictorial and abstract) linked to the above small steps with an emphasis on the mastery approach to learning advocated by the White Rose scheme.

For details of the second Year 3 Fractions pack (week 11) click on the link below:

White Rose Maths Scheme Year 3 Fractions Spring Term - Week 11 - Block 5

A consolidation pack for the Spring Term for Year 3 is also available. See below for details.

White Rose Maths Scheme Year 3 Fractions Spring Term - Week 10 - Block 5

This resource has been designed to consolidate the work undertaken in the White Rose Maths Scheme small steps Year 3 programme delivered in the Spring Term Weeks 1-11. It contains resources for the following blocks of work


-Pounds and pence
-Converting pounds and pence
- Adding and subtracting money
- Calculating change

Length and Perimeter

- Add lengths
- Subtract lengths
- Measure length
- Equivalent lengths mm, cm and m
- Measure and calculate perimeter

Multiplication and Division

- Compare statements
- Related calculations
- Multiply and divide 2 digits by 1 digit


- Pictograms
- Bar charts
- Tables


- Equivalent fractions
- Compare Fractions
- Order Fractions
- Add Fractions
- Subtract Fractions

White Rose Maths Scheme Year 3 Money Spring Term - Week 4 - Block 2
By Krazikas

Equivalent Fractions - Year 4

This worksheet was created by

We can make equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing both top and bottom by the same amount. Students are asked to complete the equivalent fractions.

By PrimaryLeap

Year 3 Differentiated Fraction Worksheets

Contains 10 lessons of fraction work for year 3.

Useful for those following white rose- summer term block 1

By closingthegapltd

Fractions Consolidation Year 4 Spring Block 3 Reasoning and Problem Solving

This resource is aimed at Year 4 Expected and has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate the skills they have learned in Spring Block 3 – Fractions.

The questions are based on the ‘small steps’ that are addressed in the block, but are presented in a different way so children can work through the pack independently and demonstrate their understanding and skills. This resource is themed around giving children the chance to be entrepreneurs and make as much profit as possible.

You can find more Year 4 Reasoning and Problem Solving resources here: (

By ClassroomSecrets

Upper KS2

Improper fractions and mixed numbers

- PPT introducing topic in basic manner. - Worksheet where pupils must identify the mixed numbers and improper fractions.
By ryan-brewer

KS2 Equivalent Fractions Resource Pack

This is a complete resource pack for teaching equivalent fractions objectives in KS2. Included is a 62 page flip-chart (I have uploaded in ActivInspire, PowerPoint and PDF format) to help deliver the lessons, a 46 page booklet of differentiated activities including puzzles, games and worksheets. I have also included a 5 page planning tool so that you can copy and paste plans into your own planning format and adjust as you wish for each activity. Furthermore, I have included Word versions so you can adapt all activities to your own pupil’s needs if required. This pack will save you hours and hours and hours of planning and generating worksheets, games, problem solving activities and flip-charts. Children will love the themed activities and the great characters in this resource pack and it will make learning about equivalent fractions fun!

Objectives covered:

Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
Use common factors to simplify fractions

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By mrajlong

Fractions Arithmetic Follow Me Cards - A game for revising working with fractions

This pack contains 30 follow me cards and a record sheet for recording answers, with a space for workings out.

These 30 follow me cards are a great way to revise arithmetic with fractions. Play is similar to dominoes, where the cards are placed end to end with the question to the answers, but each question only has one answer. Students connect the questions and answers together forming a chain, with questions steadily getting harder.

Starting with addition of fractions with the same denominators, the questions quickly progress to addition and subtraction with di erent denominators, multiplication and division with fractions, including mixed numbers.

Some ideas for how to use follow me cards:

-Have students race to connect the cards.

-Have a treasure hunt, around the classroom or outside. Students start with the starter card and record the solutions in the table.

-Students each take ownership of a card, and then get themselves in line correctly with the answers. If there are more than 30 students, assign some students as ‘managers’. If there are less than 30 students, the first students to connect their cards can be given the remaining cards.

- Cut each card in half and give the students a matching activity. They can then glue the answers into their books.
By LittleStreams

Mixed numbers & improper fractions

This selection of resources will help children to embed their understanding of converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
By WRMaths

Multiplying fractions by a whole number KS2

A power point introduction and three differentiated activity sheets for multiplying fractions by a whole number. The challenge level 3 also contains mixed number fractions multiplied by a whole number. Please rate and leave a comment about how you get on with it!
By SarahMcg87

Maths Murder Mystery (KS2 Fractions)

Maths Murder Mystery (KS2 Fractions)

Review fractions with this fun mini murder mystery.
Included a worded problem, fractions of amounts, fractions with clocks/ money and on a number line.

Te resource contains 3 pages - 2 with the murder mystery, 1 with answers and HoppyTimes terms and conditions.
Thank you for your interest in my products!

By hoppytimes

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