Finding Fractions of Amounts
Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects (KS2)
Interpret fractions as operators (KS3) 
Teaching for Understanding
Resources and ideas to promote understanding
Blog Posts and Lesson Ideas
13 ways of looking at a half (PBS Kids)
Interactive/game investigation which offers a nice route into looking at fractions of amounts. Swite (via TES) has some excellent supporting resources to turn this into a wholeclass activity.
Interactive/game investigation which offers a nice route into looking at fractions of amounts. Swite (via TES) has some excellent supporting resources to turn this into a wholeclass activity.
COncrete and pictorial representations
Thinking blocks  Fractions (Math Playground)
Interactive contextbased problems using bar modelling to find fractions of amounts.
Find a fraction of a quantity  Prezi (P. Mattock)
Full lesson with some great worked examples and problems using bar modelling.
Fractions of amounts using a bar diagram YouTube tutorial (C. Norledge)
Video tutorial with examples,
Interactive contextbased problems using bar modelling to find fractions of amounts.
Find a fraction of a quantity  Prezi (P. Mattock)
Full lesson with some great worked examples and problems using bar modelling.
Fractions of amounts using a bar diagram YouTube tutorial (C. Norledge)
Video tutorial with examples,
Fluency
Collections of standard practice problems in various formats
Worksheets
Arithmetic: Fractions (CIMT)
See Section 10.1 for shading fractions and Section 10.3 for fractions of amounts.
Fractions of amounts maze (clangercrazy via TES)
Fractions of amounts problems differentiated three ways; students solve problems to find a path through the maze.
Basic practice worksheet (Worksheet Math)
Excellent worksheet generator with options to select unit numerator or any numerator.
Fractions of amounts worksheet bundle (duncant01 via TES)
Good collection of fraction of amounts problems, including worded/contextbased questions.
Worksheet collection (greatschools.org)
See Section 10.1 for shading fractions and Section 10.3 for fractions of amounts.
Fractions of amounts maze (clangercrazy via TES)
Fractions of amounts problems differentiated three ways; students solve problems to find a path through the maze.
Basic practice worksheet (Worksheet Math)
Excellent worksheet generator with options to select unit numerator or any numerator.
Fractions of amounts worksheet bundle (duncant01 via TES)
Good collection of fraction of amounts problems, including worded/contextbased questions.
Worksheet collection (greatschools.org)
 Sheet one: Simple fractions of amounts with unit denominators.
 Sheet two: Mixed fractions of amounts problems.
 Sheet three: Fractions of amounts with decimals.
WHiteboard Display
Games
Fractions dartboard (Topmarks)
This interactive generates more problems than you'll ever need on fractions of amounts, and could be done in books, verbally or on miniwhiteboards. The site also has a bingobased game which could be used in a similar way.
This interactive generates more problems than you'll ever need on fractions of amounts, and could be done in books, verbally or on miniwhiteboards. The site also has a bingobased game which could be used in a similar way.
Revision Resources
KESH Maths Takeaway (Link)
GCSE practice problems booklet (N.B. 1MAo specification)
GCSE practice problems booklet (N.B. 1MAo specification)
Enrichment, Extension and Problemsolving
Resources to extend thinking, enrich lessons or enhance problemsolving skills
Linking to Real Life
Changing recipes (BBC Skillswise)
Problems involving converting/adapting recipes using fraction calculations.
Fractions of time (BBC Skillswise)
Looking at halves, quarters and threequarters in the context of time.
Why Use fractions video (BBC Skillswise)
Oneminute video with reallife examples of place value.
Problems involving converting/adapting recipes using fraction calculations.
Fractions of time (BBC Skillswise)
Looking at halves, quarters and threequarters in the context of time.
Why Use fractions video (BBC Skillswise)
Oneminute video with reallife examples of place value.
Quick Puzzles and Problems
Longer problems and investigations
Fraction that is a triangle (Median)
Working with triangles inside a rectangle; nice links to area.
NRich
Working with triangles inside a rectangle; nice links to area.
NRich
 Chocolate: A great problem to explore by actually using tables/chocolate bars and encouraging pupils to draw their responses.
 Peaches today, peaches tomorrow: Lowentry problem with plenty of scope for deep extension.
Other Links and Resources
Useful stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else
Interactives
Fractions of something (BBC Skillswise)
Visualising fraction models using pizza, chocolate, water jug and population.
Visualising fraction models using pizza, chocolate, water jug and population.
Resource Bundles
Fractions, fractions, fractions (Solve my Maths)
Large collection of fraction activities, most differentiated three ways.
Large collection of fraction activities, most differentiated three ways.
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