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)

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.3
N2/L1.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.6
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Business & Money management

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.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
N2/E2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2

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.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
N2/E2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.6
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.1
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.1

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?

Level
E3
Maths
N2/E3.1

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.

Level
E3
Maths
AN N2/E3.3
N2/E3.1

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/E3.2
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/E3.1
N2/L1.1
N2/L2.1

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

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N2/E3.3
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/E3.1
N2/L1.2

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.5
Maths
N2/E3.1
N2/L1.1
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.5
AN N1/E3.1
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Sport

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

Level
E2
E3
Maths
N2/E2.1
N2/E3.2
N2/E2.2
N2/E3.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition