Y4 Maths

Subtract 2 Fractions Lesson

This Year 4 Subtract 2 Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of subtracting fractions, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting from improper 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 4: (4F4) Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of subtracting fractions, before moving onto the main skill of subtract 2 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

In this Subtract 2 Fractions Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to subtract fractions that have the same denominator. She uses a visual representation to start with and then uses a number line to demonstrate different methods of subtracting.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of subtracting fractions, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting from improper fractions.

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Video Tutorial

In this Subtracting Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to use bar models to subtract fractions with the same denominator. He uses key vocabulary including numerator and denominator.

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Interactive Activity

This Subtract Fractions Game checks pupils' understanding of subtracting fractions.

2 Varied Fluency

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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 4 Subtract 2 Fractions Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of subtracting two fractions fractions.

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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 subtract 2 fractions.

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Extension

Extension

This subtract 2 fractions extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the subtract 2 fractions lesson.

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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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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 4 Equivalent Fractions Maths Challenge has been designed to help pupils develop their problem-solving skills and their knowledge of adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

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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.

2 Additional Activities

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

These Fractions worksheets are fantastic at helping your pupils practice their reasoning and problem solving skills. This pack contains two different question types for Year 4 Spring Block 3.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Spring week 8 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets