Recognise and use equivalent forms (a) Understand that equivalent fractions look different but have the same value, e.g. 5/10 = 1/2 (b) Understand that when the top and bottom number of a fraction are the same, this is equivalent to 1 (c) Understand common simple percentages in familiar context, e.g. 25% and 50% (d) Understand common fraction/decimal/percentage equivalencies, e.g. 1/2 and 1/4 are equivalent to 50% and 25% respectively

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Fraction Wall

Submitted by Angela Qarini on Tue, 2011-06-28 16:45

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lovely wall to help students get to grips with equivalents. Covers 1/2, /1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10 and 1/12ths. Great for display on an interactive whiteboard and for laminating and using with dry wipe pens, etc.

Forms part of a set of 5 resources linked to an excellent L1-2 lesson plan (that focuses on expressing one number as a fraction of another).

Can also be used independently.

Exploring fractions and misconceptions

Submitted by Helen Holt on Wed, 2011-05-25 14:57

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards

This is a PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching or revising the basic concepts of fractions and exploring common misconceptions held by students. This presentation also explores the link between fractions, decimals and percentages and the sharing of fraction amounts.
I have used the resource with Functional Skills and Skills for Life classes ranging from Entry 2 to Level 2 students.

The Budget

Submitted by Leia Fee on Wed, 2010-06-30 22:12

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N1/E2.6, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/E3.2, N1/L1.8, N2/L2.8

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan

A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

E2-E3 Handling numbers revision

Submitted by Valerie Adams on Tue, 2010-06-29 22:12

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.6, N2/E3.2, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1, N1/E3.5

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A very useful set of revision questions covering place value, simple fractions & percentages, number patterns, times tables and more .

Sandwich fractions

Submitted by Anne Carlill on Thu, 2008-02-07 16:53

Numeracy: N2/E2.1, N2/E3.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A gentle introduction to equivalent fractions. Worksheets to be used in conjunction with BBC Skillswise online activities.

Equivalent fractions - mixed numbers jigsaw

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Thu, 2007-08-16 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L2.4

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1, L2

Equivalent fractions – mixed numbers jigsaw is a 16 piece square jigsaw puzzle for learners to match up various numbers of halves and quarters to their equivalents. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from Hermitech.

Fractions - naming and simplifying

Submitted by Jennifer Williamson on Mon, 2007-06-18 17:18

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

This PPT provides clear explanations followed by plenty of practice. A wide range of individual problems pop up allowing learners to solve them at their own pace. Great for revising ‘naming fractions’ and introducing equivalents and simplifying.

Pizza fractions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E2.1, N2/E3.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Name and shade in fractions, simple equivalents, practical questions.

Divisibility checks game

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N1/E3.5, N1/L1.4, N1/L1.5, N1/L2.2, N2/L2.3

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Paired game. Work your way across the hexagonal sections of the game board. Great way to reinforce tables and division facts but also fits in well with L1/2 fraction work when learners find it difficult to simplify fractions. Three sets of game boards and cards for E3, L1, L2 plus blanks to make your own game.

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