Fractions, Percentages and Ratio

Understand that 'percentage' means 'parts per 100', and that it can be used for conversions, comparisons and calculations


Fractions, Percentages and Ratio
After studying Elementary School 'Grades 3, 4 & 5 Maths Fractions, Percentages and Ratios - Ages 8-11' eBook your child should be confidently able to:

- understand unit fractions such as one-half, one-third and one-quarter as well as fractions that are several parts of one whole such as two-thirds, three quarters or four-fifths as well as locate them on a number line.

- use fractions as indicators of shapes and quantities.

- understand the notion of equivalent fractions and be able to simplify fractions by cancelling common factors.

- compare and order simple fractions for example by converting them to fractions with a common denominator.

- recognise the equivalence between the decimal and fraction forms of halves, quarters, tenths and hundredths.

- understand that 'percentage' means 'parts per 100', and that it can be used for conversions, comparisons and calculations.

- find the percentages of whole number quantities, using a calculator where appropriate.

- recognise the approximate proportions of a whole and use simple fractions and percentages to describe them, explaining their methods and reasoning.

- solve simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion.

As such it is fully aligned with the North American curriculum.

Just remember: 'The more you practice, the better you'll be at maths!' - John Kelliher.



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