### Planning and Activities

**Day 1**Count in fractions on fraction number lines. Revise finding a fractional amount, using bar models and making links to division. Extend to 3-digit numbers for Y4.

**Group Activities: T with Y3**

Y3 -- Find unit fractions of amounts (whole-number answers)

-- Play Fraction Buzz by matching whole-number unit fractions to given numbers.

Y4 -- Find unit fractions of amounts (whole-number answers).

**Day 2**Model finding unit then non-unit fractions of numbers of objects.

**Group Activities: T with Y4**

*Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Fancy fraction answers’ as today’s group activity.*

Or, use these activities:

Y3 -- Play a card game to practise finding and comparing non-unit fraction amounts.

-- Play a card game to find non-unit fractions of amounts.

Y4 -- Use knowledge of factors to write non-unit fraction facts about 24, 48 or 72; some children use a bar model to find non-unit fifths of multiples of 5.

**Day 3**Use the

*Fractions*ITP to revise equivalent fractions among 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/6s, 1/8s, 1/10s, beginning with equivalents for 1/2, then for 1/4. Repeat with other fractions.

**Further Teaching with Y4**

Use fraction number lines to explore equivalence of fractions and decimals.

**Group Activities: T with Y4**

Y3 -- Find equivalent fractions using a fraction wall.

-- Suggest fractions equivalent to ½ and 1/4.

Y4 – Use a fraction wall to find pairs of equivalent fractions.

– Make large equivalent fraction and decimal lines for tenths, eighths and twelfths, for an interactive classroom display.

**Day 4**Find tenths of a number of cubes via practical demonstration. Relate this to a 0–1 line marked in tenths.

**Further Teaching with Y4**

Use a blank 100 square to elicit fraction-decimal equivalences.

**Group Activities: T with Y3**

Y3 -- Find non-unit tenths of multiples of 10.

Y4 -- Match fraction and decimal cards to fraction pictures on a 100 square.

**Day 5**Explore strategies for solving example fraction word problems.

**Further Teaching with Y3**

Use pizzas to model adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

**Group Activities: T with Y3**

Y3 -- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

-- Play fraction pairs by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Y4 -- Solve fraction word problems, using bar models to help.