 The bottom number of a fraction is called the denominator.

# Fractions (Year 6)

In KS2 Year Six, children should be quite comfortable when dealing with fractions in Maths. By now they should be well aware of the values of different fractions and know the difference between numerators and denominators. They should also be able to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers and be good at recognising equivalent values for proper and improper fractions.

Recognising a fraction when you see one is easy. Fractions represent part of a whole number. But not all fractions are the same type. Proper fractions have top numbers, or numerators, lower than their bottom numbers, or denominators. Improper fractions are those where the numerators are bigger than the denominators. Another way to write improper fractions is as mixed numbers where units are shown next to a proper fraction. For example, 43 is the equivalent of 113.

Fractions can be tricky to understand. Give your child some help in our extensive Fractions in Maths article.

1.
What would 129 be when converted to a mixed number?
339
113
149
219
129 could be written as 139, 113 or 43
2.
Which is an equivalent of 615?
25
37
210
13
6 ÷ 3 = 2 and 15 ÷ 3 = 5 so 25 is the same as 615
3.
What is the numerator?
The top number of a fraction
The bottom number of a fraction
The divider between the two numbers of a fraction
The whole number in a mixed fraction
The numerator tells us how many of the equal parts there are
4.
What do we call the bottom number of a fraction?
Numerator
Factor
Multiple
Denominator
The denominator tells us the number of parts the whole is divided into
5.
Which of these are NOT equivalent to each other?
39 and 13
68 and 34
46 and 812
110 and 25
15 = 210
6.
How many 11,000 in a whole one?
10
100
1,000
10,000
1,0001,000 = 1, just as 100100 or 33 = 1
7.
Which of these statements is FALSE?
One half is 3 times more than one sixth
One third is twice as much as one sixth
One twentieth is half of one tenth
One hundredth is ten times more than one tenth
One tenth is ten times more than one hundredth
8.
How do we change 310 to an equivalent fraction?
Divide the numerator by the denominator
Divide the numerator and denominator by the same number
Multiply the numerator by the denominator
Multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number
If we multiply by 10 the equivalent fraction will be 30100
9.
How do we reduce 520 to an equivalent fraction?
Divide the numerator and denominator by 2
Divide the numerator and denominator by the same number
Multiply the numerator and denominator by 2
Multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number
We have to find the lowest common multiple of 5 and 20 which is 5 so the equivalent will be 14
10.
What would 226 be when converted to an improper fraction?
142
156
146
136
146 could also be written as 73

Author:  Amanda Swift