Y3 Maths

Making the Whole Lesson

This Year 3 Making the Whole lesson covers the prior learning of making equal parts, non-unit fractions and bonds to 100 (ten), before moving onto the main skill of making the whole.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for those steps here, here and here. 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 3: (3F1b) Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

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, non-unit fractions and bonds to 100 (ten), before moving onto the main skill of making the whole. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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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

In this Making the Whole Video Tutorial, Aaron shows pupils how to use bar models and pieces of straw to make a whole. He uses key vocabulary including numerator, denominator and part-whole model.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of making equal parts, non-unit fractions and bonds to 100 (ten), before moving onto the main skill of making the whole.

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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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Video Tutorial

In this Unit Fractions Video Tutorial, Katie introduces children to halves, quarters and thirds. She also demonstrates how to write unit fractions. There will be 3 questions for the children to answer.

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Video Tutorial

In this Non-Unit Fractions Video Tutorial, Katie introduces children to halves, quarters and thirds. She also demonstrates how to write unit fractions. There will be 3 questions for the children to answer.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Non-Unit Fractions Game aims to support pupils' basic understanding of fractions.

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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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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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 Year 3 Making the Whole Game 2 checks pupils' understanding of representing, recognising and using unit and non-unit fractions to make a whole.

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Interactive Activity

This Making the Whole Game checks pupils’ understanding of making the whole, using fractions which have the same denominator.

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Extension

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Making the Whole Reasoning Practice interactive game checks pupils' understanding of fractions.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 3 Making the Whole Maths Challenge checks pupils' ability to make the whole within a problem solving context.