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Succeed with maths: part 1
Succeed with maths: part 1

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Week 4: More parts of the whole


This week you will continue to study fractions and will perform calculations with them using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To do this, you’ll use what you learned in Week 3 about equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions.

Fractions can often cause anxiety. Our aim is that, by working through this week, you will understand how calculations with fractions work rather than try to remember a set of rules. Understanding will make you feel much more confident in approaching problems that involve fractions that you may not have come across before. Doing the activities as you study is a vital part of gaining this understanding.

In this video, Maria will introduce you to the first quiz that counts towards your badge, at the end of Week 4.

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After this study week, you should be able to:

  • perform addition and subtraction with fractions
  • perform multiplication and division with fractions
  • understand how fractions can be used in everyday life.