# 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 \(\frac{1}{2}\).