Y6 Maths

Compare and Order by Numerators Lesson

This Year 6 Compare and Order by Numerators lesson covers the prior learning of comparing and ordering fractions less than one, before moving onto the main skill of comparing and ordering fractions by their numerator.

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 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Mathematics Year 6: (6F3) Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1

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1 Prior Learning

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This Year 6 Compare and Order by Numerators lesson covers the prior learning of comparing and ordering fractions less than one, before moving onto the main skill of comparing and ordering fractions by their numerator.

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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 Compare and Order Less Than 1 Video Tutorial, Jade shows pupils how to use bar models and common numerators and denominators to compare and order fractions.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of comparing and ordering fractions less than one, before moving onto the main skill of compare and order by numerators. 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 Compare and Order Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to find the lowest common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions.

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 compare and order by numerators.

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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 6 Compare and Order Numerators Game checks pupils’ understanding of comparing and ordering fractions by finding a common numerator.

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Extension

This compare and order by numerators extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare and order by numerators lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Compare and Order by Numerators Maths Challenge aims to support pupils’ ability to convert fractions to have the same numerator in order to be able to compare and order them effectively.