This week the children will continue to learn to recognise equivalent fractions (fractions with different numerators and denominators that represent the same value or proportion of the whole). They will explore children how a number line can be divided into different amounts of equal parts and how this helps to find equivalent fractions e.g. a number line divided into twelfths can also represent halves, thirds, quarters and sixths. Following on from this, they will begin to use proportional reasoning to link pictorial images with abstract methods to find equivalent fractions, by looking at the links between equivalent fractions to find missing numerators and denominators.
Once children have begun to find and understand equivalent fractions they will move on to compare and order unit fractions or fractions with the same denominator.
At the end of the week there is a small maths challenge to encourage the children to apply their learning from over the year.
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