# N2/L1.1

Read, write, order and compare in words and figures common fractions and mixed numbers

(a) Know common equivalent fractions, e.g. equivalent to a half, quarters, thirds, fifths, tenths

(b) Understand that in unit fractions, the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction, but that this is not true of non-unit fractions

(c) Understand how a mixed number may be expressed as an improper 'top heavy' fraction

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.

Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

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).

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.

This spreadsheet is designed to enable students to check their own work; but also to learn about what happens when you add two decimals, or multiply two fractions, and so on.

The spreadsheet consists of the following sheets:

Really useful onscreen practice in the same multiple-choice style as the national numeracy test.

To run, unzip the files (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on l1fracthotpot. **Do not** try to run directly from the zip folder or you will not see all the graphics and links.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

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.

A set of very useful resources: detailed differentiated lesson plan (L1-2) lesson plan and two PPTs (one teacher version with answers, one student version) covering many aspects of L1-2 fractions. Generic examples and practice followed by practical applications and problems for students to work on in pairs or small groups. Examples include food/catering (a Greek party, sandwiches, etc.), production lines and time sheets.

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.

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.

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.