Calculating a Fraction of an Amount

Calculating a Fraction of an Amount
3
Calculating a Fraction of an Amount
Calculating a Fraction of an Amount

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Interactive Excel File
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet
  • Treasure Hunt

Calculating a Fraction of an Amount

To calculate a fraction of an amount students begin to understand how the term 'of' in mathematics relates to multiplication.  Through a series of scaffolding examples students progress from calculating a 1/4 of an amount to 4/5.  The class then apply their learning to calculate proportions rather than quantities.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to calculate a fraction of an amount where the numerator is one.
  • Most students should be able to calculate a fraction of an amount with numerator greater than one.
  • Some students should be able to calculate a fraction of an amount when given a mixed number.
Lesson Downloads
Download PowerPoint Download Notebook Download Flipchart Download WorksheetDownload Interactive Excel File
Schemes of Work Link and Related Blogs
Fractions and Mixed Numbers Foundation
IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

You may also like...

Equations with Algebraic Fractions

Students learn how to solve equations with algebraic fractions by finding common denominators and using the bala...

Equivalent Fractions

To visualize equivalent fractions students are first given illustrations in the form of a fraction wall and spid...

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to divide with fractions and mixed numbers using numerical and calculator methods.  As learni...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a ‘deep dive’ by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]