Maths KS1: Titch and Ted Learn More About Quarters (pt 5/6)

Titch and her uncle Ted encounter a problem that requires some great fraction-finding skills.

Mr Pie wants them to make a table for his dinner with Miss Dotty, his favourite neighbour. To make the table they need to work out how many nails they should use to attach each leg.

With careful counting and sharing equally, they work out what a sixth of 12 is, before calculating what two sixths would be.

This clip is from the series Titch and Ted Do Maths.

Teacher Notes

Teachers could use this as a starting point for a lesson on finding a fraction of a small amount where the numerator is greater than one.

Children might count out a number of objects to find a quarter, a fifth or a sixth for example. Once they have found a single unit fraction they may start to combine or add to work out fractions where the numerator is greater than one.

Teachers might present children with an image of eight, ten, 12 or more nails and ask them to circle a given fraction, for example a sixth, and label with the appropriate fraction. This could be extended to identifying two sixths, three sixths and so on.

Curriculum Notes

Suitable for teaching KS1 Maths, particularly fractions and decimals and problem solving skills.

More from Titch and Ted Do Maths: Fractions

Titch and Ted - Introduction to Fractions (pt 1/6)
Titch and Ted Learn About Halves (pt 2/6)
Titch and Ted Learn About Quarters (pt 3/6)
Titch and Ted Learn About Sixths (pt 4/6)
Titch and Ted - Fractions Summary (pt 6/6)