Understand that a fraction is a **part** of something.

Show fractions using **circles **and** rectangles** by **colouring or shading** parts.

Understand the links between: halves and quarters; thirds, sixths and twelfths; fifths and tenths.

Understand **multiples**.

Find unit fractions of numbers.

Find other numbers of quarters and thirds.

Find other fractions of different numbers.

**Equivalent** means the same amount.

So **two fractions** that are **equivalent to each other** are actually the **same amount**. They may just **look different**.

The best way to **understand** equivalent fractions is to **draw diagrams**.

These activities use **pie diagrams** and **rectangle diagrams**.

**Converting** a fraction means changing it to an **equivalent fraction** with a particular** denominator **that you have chosen.

First we will investigate three easy fractions and see which denominators we can convert them to.

Next we will learn about **lowest common multiples** and then choose trickier fractions and find different denominators to convert them to.

**Notes for Parents and Teachers**

Fractions is a topic many people find difficult.

The best way to understand fractions is to go right back to the beginning and re-learn everything step by step.

The slideshows above will be most helpful if you work through them in order. As you complete the activities, make sure you **Take Time To Think and Talk** about **WHY** things work they way they do.

On my other website, Maths Investigations, you will also find a guide called Success with Fractions which has many practical ideas and links to tablet activities.