# Linking fractions, decimals and percentages

Spine 3: Fractions – Topic 3.10

Primary KS2 Year 6
Mastery PD Materials

### Introduction

Make connections between fractions and previous work on decimals. Learn common fraction and decimal equivalences. Understand that percentages tell us about the proportion being considered. Find percentages of quantities.

### Teaching points

• Teaching point 1: Some fractions are easily converted to decimals.

• Teaching point 2: These fraction–decimal equivalents can be found throughout the number system.

• Teaching point 3: Fraction–decimal equivalence can sometimes be used to simplify calculations.

• Teaching point 4: ‘Percent’ means number of parts per hundred. A percentage can be an operator on a quantity, indicating the proportion of a quantity being considered.

• Teaching point 5: Percentages have fraction and decimal equivalents.

• Teaching point 6: If the value of a whole is known, a percentage of that number or amount can be calculated.