Maths KS2: Decimal Dance Off 1

In this clip we look at the structure of fractions, decimals and percentages and how they are different ways of representing quantities or proportions.

We see how a fraction is composed, the meaning of “percentage” as an amount “out of 100”, and place values in a decimal.

We also see a connection between fractions, decimals and percentages.

The end sketch looks at the “giving 110%” platitude often associated with sport commentary and analyses why it is incorrect.

This clip is from the series Kick Sum Maths.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to consolidate the meaning of fractions. It can also be used to illustrate the meaning of percentage and place value for decimals.

The end sketch could stimulate discussion of when more than 100% makes sense and when it doesn't. Clearly, this clip also leads on to Decimal Dance Off 2.

Curriculum Notes

These clips could be used for teaching Maths at KS2 or at a beginner level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.

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