Year 6 Four Rules with Fractions Maths Challenge

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 6 Four Rules with Fractions Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of using all four operations in calculations involving fractions. Pupils will apply their knowledge to create a fraction calculation that can be simplified.

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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: (6F5a) Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8]

Mathematics Year 6: (6F5b) Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 ]