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Lesson 4

Today lets look at fractions as word problems.

 

First of all, as a starter, practise counting in halves (1/2) .  So you will start 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2 etc 

Then try counting up in quarters (1/4) .  so you will start 1/4, 1/2 , 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2 etc.   You will need to remember that 2/4 is the SAME as 1/2.

 

Have a look at these word problems:

 

Lola (from Angola!) has 12 skittles.  She eats a 1/4 of them.  How many skittles did Lola (from Angola!) eat?

 

Draw out the problem to help you.  See pictures below...

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Now have a go at these word problems.  When you have done then, try making your own one and sending it to friend or ask a family member to work it out.  Remember you might have to explain your answers if it's a true or false question.

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