Y6 Maths

Simplify Fractions Lesson

This Year 6 Simplify Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of finding equivalent fractions, before moving onto the main skill of simplifying fractions.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of finding equivalent fractions, before moving onto the main skill of simplify fractions. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

During this Simplifying Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to express fractions in their simplest form, starting with the use of a bar model, and then moving on to finding the highest common factor.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of finding equivalent fractions, before moving onto the main skill of simplifying fractions.

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Video Tutorial

In this Equivalent Fractions Video Tutorial, Jade uses bar models and introduces an abstract method to devise equivalent fractions.

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Flash Cards Activity

This Year 4 Equivalent Fractions Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils' knowledge of fractions.

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Supporting Activities

Supporting Activities

This simplify fractions supporting activities sheet contains suggestions for additional tasks you might wish to use to support pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the lesson.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Simplify Fractions Game checks pupils’ understanding of simplifying fractions.

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Reasoning Activity

Reasoning Activity

This Year 6 Simplify Fractions Reasoning Practice activity checks pupils' understanding of simplifying fractions.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of simplify fractions.

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Extension

Extension

This simplify fractions extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the simplify fractions lesson.

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Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Simplify Fractions Maths Challenge aims to develop pupils' ability to simplify fractions using common factors.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Autumn week 7 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets.

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

This Fractions Consolidation Year 6 pack has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate skills learned.

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Learning Video Clip

Learning Video Clip

Roman, Rae and Trig enter Dr S. Cape’s escape room laboratory. There, they solve a number of clues involving graduated cylinders and a periodic table that both require simplifying fractions.