Resource 2: Practical fractions

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

Fractions may be easier to understand when related to everyday objects that pupils recognise.

Show your pupils an object (or picture of an object) that can easily be divided into fractions, like the cheese pictured above.

Set pupils a series of questions relating to the object. For example:

  • If there are 6 cheese triangles in one packet and Kofi eats half of them, how many are left for his brother Kwame?
  • Can you express one cheese triangle as a fraction?
  • How many cheese triangles will be left after Abina eats two-thirds of them?

Adapted from: Bel Uk, Website

Resource 1: Fractions

Resource 3: Fraction strips