# Calculating Fractions of an Amount

Students learn about calculating fractions of an amount using both diagrams and written methods.The start of the lesson recaps simplifying and equivalent fractions through tessellation.  In the main part they are taught how to use grids to shade in proportions of a whole.  Students then learn how to calculate fractional amounts to extend this.  The plenary applies this to a real life problem.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to use diagrams to find a unitary fraction of an amount
• Most students should be able to use written methods to find a fraction of an amount.
• Some students should be able to calculate the proportion when the amount is known.

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