Fractions are parts of whole things. We use them every day. For example, when we are telling the time, we might talk about half an hour. When we are sharing a pizza with five other people, we can have one sixth of the pizza each.

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## Resources

#### Fractions Knowledge Organiser

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## Fraction Facts

• Evidence suggests that the ancient Egyptians used fractions to calculate taxes.
• It is thought that the term ‘fraction’ was first used the after the early 15th Century.
• The value of Pi (3.142…) cannot be expressed as a fraction.

## Videos

#### Let’s Learn Fractions – Understanding Math for Kids

This video for younger children introduces fractions, numerators and denominators.

Running time: 2:39

#### Converting Fractions to Decimals Song

This fun song will help you remember how to convert fractions to decimals.

Running time: 3:27

#### Hands-On Fraction Activities

Make your own fractions kit with the instructions in this helpful video.

Running time: 8:53

## Books

##### The Wishing Club

A charming story about what can happen when you wish upon a star and get a fraction of what you wish for.

##### Fractions in Disguise

What happens when a valuable fraction goes missing?

##### My Half Day

What happens when you wake up with half a head of hair?

##### The Lion's Share

What happens when guests don’t mind their manners? Find out in this tale of halving and doubling.

##### Full House

Explore fractions with this beautiful book about the Strawberry Inn and its Landlady, Miss Bloom.

##### Lift-the-Flap Fractions and Decimals

This engaging lift-the-flap book will help children understand fractions and decimals.

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