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Fractions of amounts and comparing fractions homework

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This video gives you the information you need in order to find fractions of amounts. Watch this before you attempt your mathletics homework on fractions of amounts.

This week in maths we have been continuing our work on fractions. The children have been converting improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa. They have also been comparing, ordering and adding fractions.

The last mathletics homework was rather disappointing. Many children only attempted the tasks once, even if their scores were low. I am very keen for the children to flex their learning muscles with these tasks. If their first score is low, please encourage your child to have further goes until they manage to improve their scores. Being resilient and persevering with tasks are key learning behaviours which we discussed this week in maths.  We also discussed making progress and how you can only do this with practice. I also challenged the children to set high expectations for themselves with their learning. If they score 70% first time, what is stopping them from pushing on and getting 100%? I am most interested in the progress the children make over the number of times that they attempt the tasks.

There are several videos on the blog that the children can watch in order to support their homework task this week. In particular, the video on finding fractions of an amount will be useful.

This week your child has been assigned 4 activties on mathletics

These are:

• Ordering fractions
• Fractions of an amount
• Compare fractions 1b
• Compare fractions 2

Mastery of any one particular Mathletics activity is set at 85% In order to achieve this, your child will need to achieve 9 out of 10 on the activities.

In order to repeat an activity on Mathletics, your child will need to complete all the tasks assigned to them. Once they have done this, they will be presented with a menu of different topic areas in maths.

This week’s homework activities can be found in the Fractions topic area. They can find these activities and repeat them from there.

Many thanks for you support and encouragement.