N2/E3.1

Read, write and understand common fractions in words and figures (e.g. 3/4,2/3,1/10) (a) Understand that the bottom number (denominator) indicates the number of equal parts in the whole (b) Understand that a unit fraction is one part of a whole divided into equal parts (e.g. 1/5 181/10) (c) Understand that non-unit fractions are several equal parts of a whole, indicated by the top number (numerator)

Fractions - real world examples

Submitted by Mike Hackman on Fri, 2017-12-08 12:30

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.3

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

My class of adult learners were struggling to associate fractions with real world scenarios so I created this worksheet based on honest situations.
The questions are diverse in difficulty from Entry level 2 to Level 2 making it a good worksheet as a starter or revision.
Editor’s note
With curriculum mapping and answers

Fraction diagrams

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 19:05

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/E2.1

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A simplified worksheet which covers labelling fractions, writing the words and a practical exercise in estimating eg: Mark 1/2 cup etc. Uses fractions commonly found in recipes and other practical situations. Ideal for, and mapped to, Functional Maths.

Recipe fractions

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 16:06

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, N2/E3.6, Functional Maths - number, N2/E2.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet which gives students practice in naming and calculating the fractions most often seen in recipes. 1/2, 1/3 cup etc.
This worksheet can be accompanied with a ‘hands on’ exercise. eg: measuring 1/2, 3/4 cup of rice etc. You need: a tray, a marked measuring cup, a cup and a jar of rice or other suitable medium.
Ideal for, and mapped to, Entry 2 and 3 Adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Exploring fractions and misconceptions

Submitted by Helen Holt on Wed, 2011-05-25 13:57

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.

Practise fractions

Submitted by Ciaran OBriain on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:24

Numeracy: N2/E3.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Starts with a basic introduction involving shading squares (to indicate tenths and hundredths). The second part is a practical application based on fractions of a day – e.g. what fraction of a day do you spend watching TV?

Money, decimals and fractions v2

Submitted by Judith White on Sat, 2007-11-24 16:18

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, N2/E3.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

An adapted version of a popular worksheet – now tweaked especially for Entry 3 learners (original version for E3-L2 still available – see below). Really helps learners see the connection between these three topics.

Fractions - naming and simplifying

Submitted by Jennifer Williamson on Mon, 2007-06-18 16:18

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.

Money, decimals and fractions

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2007-03-11 16:19

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

A short but very clever worksheet that relates these three topics and really helps learners see the connection between decimals and fractions.

Premier League numeracy

Submitted by Saul Pope on Fri, 2007-01-05 16:19

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.1, N1/E3.1, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L1.5, N2/L1.11

Literacy: Rt/L1.5

Context: Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!
With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

Pizza fractions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2006-07-25 16:11

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.

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