Year 5: Fractions

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 5 objectives.

Pupils should connect equivalent fractions >1 that simplify to integers with division and fractions >1 to division with remainders, using the number line and other models, and hence move from these to improper and mixed fractions.

Pupils should connect multiplication by a fraction to using fractions as operators, and to division, building on work from previous years. This relates to scaling by simple fractions.

They should extend their knowledge of fractions to thousandths and connect to decimals and measures. Pupils continue to develop their understanding of fractions as numbers, measures and operators by finding fractions of numbers and quantities, writing remainders as a fraction.

Pupils should practise adding and subtracting fractions to become fluent through a variety of increasingly complex problems. They should extend their understanding of adding and subtracting fractions to calculations that exceed 1 as a mixed number.

Pupils should read and write proper fractions and mixed numbers accurately and continue to practise counting forwards and backwards with mixed fractions.