Fabulous Fractions, Delightful Decimals & Perfect Percentages

This week we have been learning about common fractions, decimal fractions and percentages.

When we were exploring fractions we discovered equivalent fractions.  They are fractions that have the same value but different numerators and denominators.  For example, one half is the same as two quarters.

 

 

Use the Fraction Wall below to find equivalent fractions.  What equivalent fractions can you find?

 

 

We found out that the same number can be written in three different ways.  You can write it as a common fraction, a decimal fraction and as a percentage.

 

 

Did you know that the term ‘percent’ comes from a Latin word ‘per centum’ and it means parts per hundred?

When have you used fractions in real life?

Where have you seen percent?  

Have you used any common or decimal fractions today? 

 

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