Finding Fractions of Amounts
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For Five Minutes
Starters, plenaries, settlers and hopper activities - some lovely stuff to fill five minutes.
Fractions of Amounts Dartboard generates more problems than you'll ever need on fractions of amounts, and could be done in books, verbally or on mini-whiteboards. Fractions of Amounts Bingo is also worth a look.
My favourite PowerPoints and flipcharts for teaching, and basic practice worksheets and activities.
Extended Tasks and Investigations
Rich tasks to stretch minds and enhance using and applying skills.
13 Ways of Making a Half could be done as a mini-investigation as a way into fractions of amounts. Best suited to lower-ability groups.
Activities that work best in pairs or groups.
Real Life Links
Some great stuff to answer students when they ask the infamous "When are we ever going to use this in real life?!".
Why Use Fractions clip from BBC Skillwise.
This links directly to the "Help, I'm Stuck" section of my student website, which has useful links, resources and videos for students to use for revision or independent learning.