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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds MICHAEL ANDERSON: This week we have learned how to compare different percentages, decimals, and fractions. We’ve also looked at a variety of methods when adding and subtracting with fractions.

Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds PAULA KELLY: Remember to check out this week’s accompanying works of practise questions. We’ve also linked some further resources you may wish to use to help you consolidate your learning from this week.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 seconds MICHAEL ANDERSON: Next week we will look at division with fractions, decimals, and percentages. We’ll re-examine what it means to divide, and how to deal with remainders. We will explore receptacles, and have a range of questions for you to practise with and some trickier problems for you to attempt.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds PAULA KELLY: We hope you enjoyed this week. And we’ll see you again next week.

Summary: addition and subtraction

This week we compared proportions when expressed as percentages, decimals, and fractions.

We saw a variety of methods that can be used to add or subtract fractions, and this can be used to calculate how much larger or smaller fractions are when comparing.

Teaching resources

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Next week, we divide fractions, decimals, and percentages. We examine what we are actually doing when we divide as well as consider a range of methods. We explore what is meant by a ‘reciprocal’ and discover why they are useful.

Weekly answers

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