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Fantastic Fractions in Year 6

Finding fractions

This half term, Year 6 have been working hard to understand fractions.

Maths learning has focused on ordering fractions and finding equivalents. Year 6 have been using their understanding of factors and multiples to help them simplify fractions as well convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions.

We are now moving onto problem solving with fractions, including finding fractions of amounts.

Test your knowledge of fractions with this question:

a) The school raises £3000 at the summer fair. 2/8 of the money will go to Cancer Research and 3/16 will go to NSPCC. The rest will be spent in school. David says that less than half the money is being given to charity. Is he right? Explain your answer.

b) Can you change a fraction so that the charities and the school get half of the money each?