Year 6 Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Maths Challenge

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 6 Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Maths Challenge aims to support pupils’ ability to add and subtract fractions whose denominators are not direct multiples of one another. Pupils will decode the clues to work out the fractions to help Agent Gem defeat the security system.

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National Curriculum Objectives


Mathematics Year 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Mathematics Year 6: (6F4) Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
Mathematics Year 6: (6F11) Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts