Y5 Maths

Subtract Mixed Numbers Lesson

This Year 5 Subtract Mixed Numbers 1 lesson covers the prior learning of converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, and mixed numbers to improper fractions, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting mixed numbers.

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 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 5: (5F2a) Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5 ]

Mathematics Year 5: (5F4) Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number

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1 Prior Learning

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, and mixed numbers to improper fractions, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting mixed numbers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of improper fractions and mixed numbers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers Matching Game checks pupils' understanding of converting improper fractions into mixed numbers.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, before moving onto the main skill of subtract mixed numbers 1. 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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This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of subtracting mixed numbers 1.

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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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This Year 5 Subtract Mixed Numbers 1 Game checks pupils' understanding of subtracting fractions from mixed numbers. Pupils will complete match the calculations to the models, complete the missing digits, and determine which answers correctly answer the statement.

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Extension

This subtract mixed numbers 1 extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the subtract mixed numbers 1 lesson.

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Challenge Activity

This Year 5 Subtract Mixed Numbers 1 Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of subtracting fractions from mixed numbers within a problem solving context. Pupils will apply their knowledge to complete two calculations.