Y5 Maths

Using Fractions as Operators Lesson

This Year 5 Using Fractions as Operators lesson covers the prior learning of multiplying fractions by integers and finding fractions of amounts, before moving onto the main skill of using fractions as operators.

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  herehere 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: (5C8c) Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of multiplying fractions by integers and finding fractions of amounts, before moving onto the main skill of using fractions as operators.

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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 5 Multiply Unit Fractions by an Integer Interactive Animation supports pupils’ understanding of multiplying fractions including where the answer needs to be converted into a mixed number.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Multiply Non-Unit Fractions by an Integer Game checks pupils’ understanding of multiplying non-unit fractions by different integers.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of multiplying fractions by integers and finding fractions of amounts, before moving onto the main skill of using fractions as operators. 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.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

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

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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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This Year 5 Using Fractions as Operators Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of using non-unit fractions as operators.

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 5 Using Fractions as Operators Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of using non-unit fractions as operators within a problem solving context.