Today we are going to be finding fractions of amounts.
We have already done some of this in our maths meetings in school!
To find 1/3 we divide by 3
To find ¼ we divide by 4
In other words we divide by the denominator!
If we want to find 2/3 of a number we divide by 3 then multiply the answer by 2
e.g 2/3 of 36 36 ÷ 3 = 12 (1/3) 12 x 2 = 24 so 2/3 of 36 = 24
In other words DDMN – divide by the denominator multiply by the numerator
Miss Wilcox and Miss Doran's maths group, download and have a go at the questions on your worksheet below.
Mrs Watson and Miss Pearce's maths group, follow along and stop the video and complete today’s worksheet when asked to.
Video link: Aut6.12.3 - Fractions of an amount on Vimeo
You don’t need to print of the worksheets, you can record your answers in your book.
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