Y3 Maths

Fractions on a Number Line Lesson

This Year 3 Fractions on a Number Line lesson covers the prior learning of making equal parts, before moving onto the main skill of using a number line to count forwards and backwards in fractions.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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 Objectives

Mathematics Year 3: (3F1c) Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of making equal parts, before moving onto the main skill of fractions on a number line. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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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

In this Fractions on a Number Line (up to one whole) Video Tutorial, Aaron shows pupils how to identify fractions on a number line. He uses key vocabulary including quarters, equal parts and whole.

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Video Tutorial

In this Fractions on a Number Line (over 1) Video Tutorial, Aaron shows pupils how to identify fractions greater than one on a number line using bar models. He uses key vocabulary including thirds, equal parts and whole.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of making equal parts, before moving onto the main skill of using a number line to count forwards and backwards in fractions.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Make Equal Parts Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising equal parts of shapes or quantities.

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This Year 2 Recognise a Half Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising half of a shape or set of objects.

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This Year 2 Recognise a Quarter Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising a quarter of different shapes.

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This Year 2 Recognise a Third Game is designed to checks pupils’ understanding of recognising thirds using a variety of representations.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Fractions on a Number Line Less Than 1 Game checks pupils’ understanding of finding fractions on a number line no greater than 1.

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This Fractions on a Number Line Greater Than 1 Game checks pupils’ understanding of representing fractions that are beyond one whole on a number line.

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Extension

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

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This Year 3 Fractions on a Number Line Maths Challenge checks pupils’ knowledge of counting forwards and backwards using fractions.