### Exploring fractions and misconceptions

May 2011. Kindly contributed by Helen Holt, Lincoln College.

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Curriculum links

For underpinning the following Functional Maths coverage & range statements:

Entry 3 Understand and use simple fractions

Level 2 (Level 1) Understand and use equivalences between (common) fractions, decimals and percentages

Also covers many Adult Numeracy curriculum elements including

N2/E3.1 Read, write and understand common fractions

N2/E3.2 Recognise and use equivalent forms

N2/L1.1 Read, write, order and compare in words and figures common fractions and mixed numbers

N2/L1.3 Recognise equivalencies between common fractions, decimals and percentages and use these to find parts of whole number quantities

N2/L2.1 Use fractions to order and compare amounts or quantities

N2/L2.2 Identify equivalencies between fractions, decimals & percentages

Teaching notes

Slides 8-9: You may want to provide printed grids for students to fill in or re-usable laminated grids and cards. A completed grid is provided on slide 16 – this can be copied into a Word document etc. as needed.

Slides 12-14 are for general discussion – not necessarily all at the same time! Adapt to suit your own learner group.