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Summer term - week 1 (20th-25th April)

Monday

 

We are going to start the new term with a refresher of an old favourite - how to convert a fraction into a decimal and percentage using division. To do this remember you need to divide the numerator by the denominator and you can do this using short division. The method is explained in the PowerPoint below. 

Feeling confident about the method? Try these problems below. They get progressively harder so start where you feel most comfortable. 
These questions use simple fractions
These answers are recurring. Remember which number you have to put the dot over! 

Now try the following challenges.

 

The first one you have done in class before.

Tuesday

 

Yesterday we reminded ourselves how to convert a fraction into a decimal using short division. Today we are going to focus on converting a decimal back into a fraction.  Before we do this though, I want to go right back to a reminder about decimal place value. This fabulous video shows us how tenths, hundredths and thousandths can be written as fractions and decimals. It is a really good REVISION for us all! 

Math Antics - Converting Base-10 Fractions

Even if this seems easy, please watch it - it is the foundations of how we work with decimals and fractions.

Have a look at both the video and the PowerPoint above. Then see if you can convert these decimals back to fractions. 

Wednesday

 

Today we are going to be revising percentages and we are going to start with what is a percentage. Can you remember what 'per cent' means? When we convert a fraction we have to turn that fraction into an equivalent fraction that has a denominator of 100. Can you think why? We can also do the division method that we learnt on Monday. Both methods work. Watch the following 2 videos about percentages by Maths Antics. I think these videos are excellent!

Math Antics - What Are Percentages?

In this video we look at what a percentage is

Math Antics - Percents And Equivalent Fractions

Converting between fractions and percentages

Now that we can remember how to convert between fractions and percentages we can complete the following

Thursday

 

We will finish this week by reminding ourselves how to tackle some percentage problems. Firstly we will look at finding the percentage of an amount. 

Math Antics - Finding A Percent Of A Number

Math Antics - What Percent Is It?

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