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Introduction to comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions

  • Year group: Year 3
  • Term: Summer
  • Topic: Fractions
  • Duration: 0.5 weeks
  • Keystage: KS1
  • Age Range: 6 to 7 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: N
  • Week Range: 1a

In this chapter, pupils recognise and use unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators as numbers. They also compare and order unit fractions and fractions with the same denominators.

Pupils begin to understand unit and non-unit fractions as numbers on the number line and deduce relationships of size and equivalence between them. They work with fractions greater than 1 and relate fractions to measure. It is vital that fractions are explored through concrete and pictorial means to secure understanding.

They also begin to use diagrams to recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.

There is a particular focus on tenths in this chapter. Pupils count up and down in tenths. They connect tenths to division, recognising that they arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They also connect tenths to place value and decimal measures.

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Simple unit fractions - identifying, shading and comparing

This worksheet can be used as pupils start their work on simple unit fractions. The worksheet gradually gets more involved as students identify simple unit fractions and then they start comparing. The worksheet shows the concept and the non - concept and pupils are asked reason their answers throughout.
By WRMaths

Equivalent fractions

A variety of activities to help children understand equivalent fractions.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions

Select ‘View more’ for an accompanying video.

Enabling teachers to continuously develop their practice is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery Programme.

This CPD video provides step-by-step guidance on introduction to comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions.

Our videos aim to:

• Model teaching tips, techniques and clarify how to make connections between concrete, pictorial and abstract representations
• Support the teaching of different methods and concepts, rather than focusing on one method only
• Enhance subject knowledge and support non-specialists

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

By Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions

Select ‘View more’ for an accompanying video.

Enabling teachers to continuously develop their practice is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery Programme.

This CPD video provides step-by-step guidance on introduction to comparing, ordering and equivalent fractions.

Our videos aim to:

• Model teaching tips, techniques and clarify how to make connections between concrete, pictorial and abstract representations
• Support the teaching of different methods and concepts, rather than focusing on one method only
• Enhance subject knowledge and support non-specialists

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 3 - Number- Fractions - Week 1 - Summer - Block 1 - White Rose

This is pack 1 of 3 for the Year 3 - Number: Fractions (Block 1). This pack covers week 1.

Please see: Week 2 , Week 3 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Equivalent fractions (1)
• Equivalent fractions (2)
• Equivalent fractions (3)

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:<br />

• Worksheets - Equivalent fractions (1)
• Activity - Fraction Wall
• Template - Number rods
• Worksheets - Equivalent fractions (2)
• Activity - Number line - Equivalent Fractions
• Worksheets - Equivalent fractions (3)
• Activity - Match cards - Equivalent Fractions
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 3 - Number- Fractions - Week 2 - Summer - Block 1 - White Rose

This is pack 2 of 3 for the Year 3 - Number: Fractions (Block 1). This pack covers week 2.

Please see: Week 1 , Week 3 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Compare Fractions
• Order Fractions

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Compare Fractions
• Activity -Compare Fractions
• Worksheets - Order Fractions
• Activity - Order Fractions
• Activity - Challenge cards - Compare & order
• Game - Bingo
• Template - Number rods
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 3 - Number- Fractions - Week 3 - Summer - Block 1 - White Rose

This is pack 3 of 3 for the Year 3 - Number: Fractions (Block 1). This pack covers week 3.

Please see: Week 1 , Week 2 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Add Fractions
• Subtract Fractions

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Add Fractions
• Activity -Match cards - Add Fractions
• Worksheets - Subtract Fractions
• Activity -Match cards - Subtract Fractions
• Test - Consolidation end of block skills test
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 3 - Number - Fractions - Week 1-3- Summer - Block 1 - BUNDLE - White Rose

UPDATE - Challenge cards updated (Week 2)

This bundle covers Year 3 - Number - Fractions
(Block 1 - week 1-3). You will save 40% buying this bundle!

You will get: Week 1 , Week 2, Week 3

It covers the small steps:

Week 1:
• Equivalent Fractions (1)
• Equivalent Fractions (2)
• Equivalent Fractions (3)

Week 2:
• Compare Fractions
• Order Fractions

Week 3:
• Add Fractions
• Subtract Fractions

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Fraction Snap Cards

A4 pdf. Saasson font and fractions font used throughout. Each card has a pizza picture, fraction name and numeral. Set includes Whole, half, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths and eighths. I also have a larger resources which includes and empty plate picture plus slices of pizza which could be used in conjunction. I will also list this and some display resources if it would be of benefit - just leave your thoughts in the feedback or on the forum!!!! The problem with one of the pictures (pointed out below in the feedback!) has been rectified.
By bevevans22

Introduction to fractions

Moves from what is a fraciton to writing and shading basic fracitons into equivalent fractions and simplifying. There are 2 worksheets, a think task, a dominoe game and a true/false plenary. It may take more than one lesson to get through this.
By bballard