# Guidance on the teaching of fractions in Key Stage 1

Spine 3: Fractions – Topic 3.0

Primary KS1
Mastery PD Materials

### Introduction

Cover the Key Stage 1 statutory requirements for fractions, including recognising, finding, naming and writing one-quarter, one-third, one-half/two-quarters, and three-quarters of an object, shape or quantity.

### Suggested teaching progression

• 1: Name the fractions ‘one-half’, ‘one-quarter’ and ‘one-third’ in relation to a fraction of a length, shape or set of objects.

• 2: Read and write the fraction notation $$\frac{1}{2}$$, $$\frac{1}{3}$$ and $$\frac{1}{4}$$, and relate this to a fraction of a length, shape or set of objects.

• 3: Find half of numbers.

• 4: Find $$\frac{1}{3}$$ or $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of a number.

• 5: Find $$\frac{2}{4}$$ and $$\frac{3}{4}$$ of an object, shape, set of objects, length or quantity; recognise the equivalence of $$\frac{2}{4}$$ and $$\frac{1}{2}$$.

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