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Learn how to identify how many tenths have been shaded, the sum of two fractions split into tenths and how many more tenths are needed to make a whole.

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Test your knowledge of identifying tenths in this quick quiz.


Learn all about tenths in the video below and see if you can answer the questions.

What is the difference between the parts and the whole when looking at fractions?

Tenths come from splitting a whole into ten equal parts. 'One tenth' can be written as 1/10.

Look at this rectangle.

How many tenths are shaded?

You can see that two parts have been shaded in or 2/10.

How many more tenths would you need to make a whole?

To make the whole, you would need to shade in 8 more parts or 8/10.


Activity 1

Complete the worksheet using the tenths provided. You could create your own representations using counters or other objects to show how much of the fraction is shaded.


Check here for the answer sheet

Activity 2

There are four questions to answer on this interactive animation. Children will demonstrate their knowledge of tenths by identifying the fractions of a pizza that the robots Hop and Boop have created.

Tenths interactive animation


Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica to learn more and sharpen your skills on this topic.

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

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