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Fractions and decimals: A significant percentage of the new national curriculum

The aims of the course are to look at how we can successfully move learners at Primary level from basic understanding of fractions in their own right to seeing them as a tool that explains division operations. This will be a practical task based day that looks at what has to be taught and learnt from Y1 through to Year 6. Included throughout the sessions will be teacher oriented tasks that will allow for deeper reflection of what fractions are and how they operate with other numbers.

Why should participants attend? To enhance their pupil’s understanding of fractions and their operations in mathematics across the national curriculum at key stages 1 and 2 and also increase their own subject knowledge in this subject

What does the course cover/look at? This course will look at fractions from simple recognition of halves and quarters through to decimal equivalence and operations with other numbers. It will include ideas for tasks in the classroom, exemplary work from years 1 to 6 and importantly building on teacher subject knowledge.

What are the benefits of the course for the participants/ what do they learn what do they gain or come away with? It is envisaged that participants will be aware of statutory and non statutory requirements at each year stage in the subject and will benefit from teacher based tasks that are aimed at reflecting upon what we understand by fractions and how they ‘work’.

Why is the subject important? The subject requires greater depth of understanding now in the national curriculum and conceptual understanding by the children is a key part of their learning.

Course Overview

The aims of the course are to look at how we can successfully move learners at Primary level from basic understanding of fractions in their own right to seeing them as a tool that explains division operations. This will be a practical task based day that looks at what has to be taught and learnt from Y1 through to Year 6. Included throughout the sessions will be teacher oriented tasks that will allow for deeper reflection of what fractions are and how they operate with other numbers. Why should participants attend? To enhance their pupil’s understanding of fractions and their operations in mathematics across the national curriculum at key stages 1 and 2 and also increase their own subject knowledge in this subject What does the course cover/look at? This course will look at fractions from simple recognition of halves and quarters through to decimal equivalence and operations with other numbers. It will include ideas for tasks in the classroom, exemplary work from years 1 to 6 and importantly building on teacher subject knowledge. What are the benefits of the course for the participants/ what do they learn what do they gain or come away with? It is envisaged that participants will be aware of statutory and non statutory requirements at each year stage in the subject and will benefit from teacher based tasks that are aimed at reflecting upon what we understand by fractions and how they ‘work’. Why is the subject important? The subject requires greater depth of understanding now in the national curriculum and conceptual understanding by the children is a key part of their learning.

Course Objectives

  • Looking at progression of understanding and working with fractions from year 1 to year 6.
  • Identifying the roles of numerator and denominator.
  • Build confidence of the teacher as a maths ‘expert’ in the classroom through  a more in depth understanding of the processes involved.
  • Different approaches to the teaching and learning of fractions that are built on other areas of mathematics.
  • Reflection of what we as teachers perceive fractions to be and how we might expand on current knowledge.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

Years 1 & 2
  • Programme of Study (Y1)
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection
  • Programme of Study (Y2)
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection

Session 2

Years 3&4
  • Programme of Study (Y3)
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection
  • Programme of Study (Y4)
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks
  • Exemplary work
  • Reflection

Session 3

Year 5
  • Programme of Study
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks (1)
  • Exemplary work
  • Teacher tasks (2)
  • Reflection

Session 4

Year 6
  • Programme of Study
  • Some ideas  for teaching
  • Teacher tasks (1)
  • Exemplary work
  • Teacher tasks (2)
  • Reflection
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Russell is an independent mathematics adviser in the primary and secondary sectors who had taught mathematics and worked with teachers in all five national curriculum key stages. He has worked in schools with students and teachers in England and mainland Europe over the past twenty years.

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