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# Tuesday 2nd March

Good morning everyone,

Y4: You're continuing work today on equivalent fractions but I'm giving you work that will avoid having to do any sketches! In the attached worksheet, you will see that q1-7 involve looking at the shapes, and simply identifying the fractions that are equal. In question 8 onwards, there are no pictures so what you need to know is that there is a formula for finding equivalent fractions.

Q8 says 3/4 = ?/8. All you need to do is look at whether you have both numerators or both denominators. In this problem we have both denominators, so you ask yourself, what did they multiply 4 by, to turn it into 8? The answer is two. So we now need to multiply the numerator by two giving the answer of 3/4 = 6/8.

If we have a question where the first fraction is missing a number then you need to divide or use an inverse calculation. Here's an example ?/3 = 4/6. I can either say, I divide 6 by 2 to get 3 (denominators) so I need to divide 4 by 2 to find the numerator. Therefore 2/3 = 4/6. Alternatively I know that I multiply 3 by 2 to get 6 so I can ask myself, what do I multiply by 2 to get 4? Again the answer will be 2. Either way 2/3 = 4/6. I'm sure you'll manage this work well!

You can find today's work in a word document below or on page one of the pdf below.

Y5: I'm avoiding sketching for you today so hopefully this makes things a little easier. You should begin to see that there is a pattern in finding equivalent fractions and that we cannot always rely on having a drawing or being able to sketch the fraction.

Today you will be using multiplication to create equivalent fractions. Your work below shows that to find the equivalent fraction, you need to work out what the numerator or denominator has been multiplied by and make sure you do the same for the missing numerator or denominator. Look at the image above q2 which demonstrates this clearly. In q3-5 you are practising this skill which is closely linked to your times tables. Good luck everyone.

Your work is on a word document below, or on page 2 of the pdf. Make sure you complete the correct task!

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