Students will have a basic understanding of fractions coming into year 5. In this unit students will get to explore new ways of representing fractions, including in a set of data, on number lines and using area models. Students will use their knowledge of fractions to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Fractions on a Number Line 2
Fractions on a Number Line 1 will help students practise this key year four skill.
Decimal Fractions 1
Students will be able to convert from fractions to decimals, and back to fractions again with this exercise.
Convert Decimals to Fractions 1
Converting decimals to fractions will be a breeze for your students after they have completed this exercise.
Fractions and Area Models
Fractions and Area Models will help students practise this key year five skill.
Equivalent Fractions 2
Show students how to modify a maths problem by finding equivalent fractions for any number.
Comparing Fractions
Comparing Fractions will help students practise this key year five skill.
Galactic Space Fractions: Comparing Like Denominators
Onward, to planet Zorb! Players help space explorer Floyd get his ship across the galaxy by creating fuel cells for him in this intergalactic maths game. To get Floyd moving, kids create visual representations of fractions. Once they have visuals, they can compare the fractions to determine which one is bigger or smaller, helping to deepen their understanding of parts of a whole.
Compare Fractions with the Same Denominators 2
All your students need to be able to compare fractions with the same denominators is this exercise.
Compare Fractions with Different Denominators 2
Demystify comparing fractions with different denominators by giving your students access to this easy to understand exercise.
Converting Fractions with Gems
Birdee is mining for gems, and she needs your help! In this interactive maths game, kids hone their understanding of halves, thirds, and fourths. Players must identify improper and mixed fractions and use the pickaxe to uncover gems hidden behind the rocks. By converting improper to mixed fractions (or vice versa), kids gain a deeper understanding of how parts of a whole relate to each other.
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions 2
Help students identify mixed numbers and improper fractions with this exercise that is easy to use and understand.
Adding Fractions with Like Denominators: Jungle Edition
In a jungle far away, Roly is stranded on a vine. Kids help him move around by adding fractions on a number line. With funny sounds and engaging animations, kids will have fun seeing the progression of movement along the number line. Fractions are a challenging skill for fourth graders, but this game makes it easier by making it much more visual.
Adding Fractions with the Same Denominator
This exercise will show students how to add fractions properly by ensuring the denominators are like numbers.
Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators: City Edition
Superhero Floyd needs to get to the next building to save the day! Help him get where he needs to go by subtracting fractions on a number line. Kids will become familiar with number lines and see how numbers line up next to each other. Floyd will save the day with some quick jumping and subtraction!
Subtracting Fractions with the Same Denominator
To properly subtract fractions, students will first need to work through this exercise demonstrating how to find like denominators.

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