Fractions, Decimals, Percentages (Preview)
Ma5/2.4 Fractions, decimals and percentages
Ma5/2.4b identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
Ma5/2.4f read and write decimal numbers as fractions
Ma5/2.4k recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to “number of parts per 100”, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal fraction
Ma5/2.4l solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
Ideas for use:
1. Invite children to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages by listening carefully to the song’s lyrics.
2. Set the following challenge for different ability groups within the class.
Less able pupils – Can you tell me which fraction and decimal is equivalent (same as) 50%?
More able pupils – What equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages can you remember? How can we use a calculator to convert a fraction to a decimal?
3. Discuss children’s responses after the song has played. Address misconceptions or answer questions brought about through the song.
4. Play and perform or listen to the song as a a whole class.