Years 5 & 6: Fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion

This list consists of visual resources, activities and games designed to support the new curriculum programme of study in Years Five and Six. Containing tips on using the resources  and suggestions for further use, it covers:

Year 5: Compare and order fractions, equivalent fractions,mixed numbers and improper fractions, add and subtract fractions, multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, decimal numbers as fractions, rounding decimals, compare numbers with up to three decimal places, solve problems involving decimal numbers, percentages.

Year 6: Simplifying fractions, compare and order fractions, add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, multiplying proper fractions, dividing proper fractions by whole numbers, decimal fraction equivalents, multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers, use written division methods (answer has up to two decimal places), solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy, recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages.

Ratio and proportion: solving problems involving: the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found using integer multiplication and division facts, percentages for comparison, similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found and involving unequal sharing and grouping.

Visit the primary mathematics webpage to access all lists.