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Week beginning 22nd February 2021

Monday 22nd February 2021

Welcome to the new half term!

Cast your minds back a week or so, and hopefully you will remember that our maths teaching and learning was focused on ordering fractions less than one. Now we're going to move on to order fractions that are greater than one - these might be presented as improper fractions or mixed numbers, so keep your eyes peeled!

Take a look at the video and then have a go at the tasks attached in the PDF below.

Year 5 Compare Order Fractions Greater Than 1

Thanks to those of you who have either sent work in or had a go at yesterday's quiz (or both!) Here are some great examples of neat and accurate work;

Monday 22nd February 2021

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

After the rollercoaster that was comparing and ordering fractions, we're going to move on to the waltzer of adding and subtracting fractions - starting gently with fractions with the same denominator.

Year 5 Adding Subtracting Fractions Same Denominator

Great to see your use of Bar Models to help your understanding of fractions.
Wednesday 24th February 2021

Year 5 adding fractions different denominators

Good to see you using both Bar Models and knowledge of factors and multiples to find common denominators - great work!

Thursday 25th February 2021

Great work yesterday, folks! Now we can add two fractions, let's add THREE!

Year 5 Adding 3 fractions different denominators

Friday 26th February 2021

Just keep adding, adding, adding...

Today we are going to learn to add fractions where the result will be greater than a whole one, resulting in an improper fraction and a mixed number - control your excitement!

Take a look at the video, which shows you what to do using a couple of examples, and then have a go at the tasks. Take it step by step, making sure you are checking what you are doing - remember you need to have the same denominator before you can add the numerators. You should end up with an improper fraction (numerator greater than denominator), which you can turn into a mixed number (whole number and fraction).

Year 5 Adding fractions result mixed number