Year 4: Fractions

Pupils should connect hundredths to tenths and place value and decimal measure.

They should extend the use of the number line to connect fractions, numbers and measures.

Pupils should understand the relation between non-unit fractions and multiplication and division of quantities, with particular emphasis on tenths and hundredths.

Pupils should associate fractions of a length, of a shape and as a representation of one whole or set of quantities. Pupils should use factors and multiples to recognise equivalent fractions and simplify where appropriate (e.g. 6/9 = 2/3 or 1/4 = 2/8).

Pupils should continue practice in adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, to become fluent through a variety of increasingly complex problems beyond one whole.

They should practise counting using simple fractions and decimal fractions, both forwards and backwards.

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 4 objectives.