Maths KS1: Titch and Ted Learn About Sixths (pt 4/6)

Mr Pie wants Titch and her uncle Ted to make an apple pie for his favourite neighbour, Miss Dotty.

First, the apples need picking and this requires a good understanding of how to find a fraction of an amount. T

itch helps Ted understand how to find a quarter and three quarters of six. Titch carefully counts, then highlights, equal groups of the apples.

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

Contains some scenes which could be imitated by younger viewers. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

Teacher Notes

Teachers could use this as a starting point for a lesson on finding a fraction of a small amount – half of six, a quarter of eight, for example.

Children might count out a number of apples (or pictures of apples) then group, or divide them, to find half and then a quarter.

Teachers might present children with an image of four, six, eight or more apples and ask them to circle half and label with the appropriate fraction. This could be extended to identifying a quarter of the amount, two quarters or three quarters and writing the appropriate fraction.

Teachers could also present children with fractions that have already been circled or grouped and ask what fraction has been circled. For more able readers, teachers might present this in the context of a word problem: ‘If there are 12 apples on the tree and Titch needs to pick three quarters, how many will she pick?’ To extend this, teachers could suggest how many apples Ted picked (perhaps an incorrect number that is not three quarters) and ask the children to explain if the answer is correct or incorrect. You could suggest that they draw a picture or write a sentence to support their response.

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 More About Quarters (pt 5/6)
Titch and Ted - Fractions Summary (pt 6/6)