 # Exploring Fractions and Decimals Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4

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11 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 3 - 4

This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions and decimals.

It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

## Lessons ### Recognising Common Fractions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will recognise common unit fractions such as halves, thirds, quarters and fifths. ### Creating Common Fractions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will represent common unit fractions and their multiples to create a whole. ### Identifying Equivalent Fractions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify equivalent fractions for one half, one third, one quarter and one fifth. ### Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will locate and represent some common equivalent fractions on a number line. ### Counting By Fractions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will count by common unit fractions and mixed numerals. ### Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numerals

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals. ### Fractions Investigation - Fly That Flag (1)

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context. ### Fractions Investigation - Fly That Flag (2)

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context. ### Fractions Investigation - Fly That Flag (3)

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context. ### Introduction to Decimals - Tenths

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore tenths as fractions and in decimal notation. ### Introduction to Decimals - Hundredths

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore hundredths as fractions and in decimal notation. ### Exploring Fractions and Decimals Assessment - Year 3 and Year 4

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of fractions and decimals.

#### National Curriculum in England alignment

• Mathematics

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils dev...

• Number
• Fractions (including decimals)

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