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Subtracting Fractions Lesson

This Year 6 Subtracting Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of subtracting proper fractions from mixed numbers where the denominators are direct multiples of one another, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting two mixed numbers where the denominators are not direct multiples.

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 Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6F4) Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

This Year 6 Subtracting Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of subtracting proper fractions from mixed numbers where the denominators are direct multiples of one another, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting two mixed numbers where the denominators are not direct multiples.

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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.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of subtracting proper fractions from mixed numbers where the denominators are direct multiples of one another, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting fractions. 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 subtracting fractions.

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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 Subtracting Fractions Game has been designed to check and consolidate pupils’ understanding of subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

4 Extension

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Extension

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

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Subtracting Fractions Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of subtracting two mixed numbers where the denominators are not direct multiples of one another.