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Today we will be learning: how to compare and order fractions how to use, read and write words to do with fractions.

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Mental Activity We are going to practise doubling. Work out the answer before it appears. Double 11 22

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Double 12 24 Double 14 28 Double 17 34

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Now we are going to practise multiplying by 4 quickly. We do this by doubling then doubling again. Work out the answer before it appears. 11 x 4 44

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9 x 4 36 12 x 4 48 20 x 4 80

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15 x 4 60 25 x 4 100 14 x 4 56

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Main Activity Today we are going to learn to order fractions.

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Here is a piece of paper. 2 If it were folded once in the middle, how many equal parts would there be?

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What would each part be called? 2 1212 1212 One half or 1212

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If it were folded in half again, how many equal parts would there be? 2 1212 1212 4

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What would each part be called? 2 1212 1212 4 One quarter or 1414 1414 1414 1414 1414

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If the paper were folded in half again, how many pieces would there be? 8

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What would each piece be called? 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 One eighth or 1818

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Here are two fractions. 1212 2828 Which one do you think is bigger? Why?

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1212 2828 One half is greater than two eighths. 1212 2828

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1212 2828 This symbol means “is greater than”. The big end faces the biggest number.

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Group Work Fold a strip of paper in half, then in half again and so on. Complete a chart to show the fractions that you have made. Make up some equivalent fractions. Order fractions using ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ symbols.

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