Fractions and Decimals
In Maths this week, we are going to start off by doing some more work with fractions (this time, adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators) and finish the week by looking at decimals with up to 3 decimal places and comparing them to fractions.
Lesson 1 – Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Watch the video demonstration showing you how we can add and subtract fractions, even when they have different denominators.
Then, have a go at the worksheet below to practise the skills you’ve learnt from the video. Remember- you don’t have to complete all the questions, just make sure you have a go at some addition and some subtraction questions until you feel confident with both types of calculation. (Don’t worry about the part of the worksheet where it says to give your answer in its simplest form as this isn’t something you’ve learnt how to do yet). I’ve also included an extension sheet (this is optional) where you need to add 3 fractions together! Don’t forget, if your answer is an improper fraction, change it into a mixed number using the method you learnt last week.
Lesson 2 – Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Some more practise on our learning from yesterday. If you need to, watch the video again and then have a go at this worksheet. Make sure you mark your answers to check for any mistakes.
Lesson 3 – Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Today is your last chance to practise this skill. If you need to, watch Monday’s video and then have a go at the task below. You need to work out the answers to the questions and decide which order the wires have to be cut using the table at the top of the page- good luck!
Lesson 4 – Thousandths as decimals and fractions
Work through this BBC Bitesize lesson on Thousandths as Decimals. Have a go at the quiz to see how much you already know about this topic. Then, watch the video to learn all about thousandths. Finally, have a go at the activity sheet or the interactive game at the bottom of the page to test your understanding.
Lesson 5 – Thousandths as decimals and fractions
If you need to, watch the video on the BBC Bitesize page we linked yesterday, and then have a go at this worksheet linking thousandths to fractions and decimals. Choose your level of challenge and don’t forget to mark your work.