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Why use fractions?

A half, a third or a quarter are parts, or fractions, of an amount.

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Fractions includes:

  • Information about commonly used fractions.
  • Strategies for recognising, reading, writing and calculating fractions.
  • Key vocabulary used to describe fractions and parts of a whole.
  • A fraction wall to aid comparison of fractions.
  • Fractions practice activities.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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