This week and for a number of weeks year 4 will be learning about fractions.
Once understood fractions seem easy but they are one of the most difficult concepts for children to get to grips with. One area of confusion is the denominator/lower number. Normally as we move from 1 to 2 to 3 etc it means increasing quantity. With fractions moving from 1/2 to 1/4 to 1/8 the lower number shows decreasing amounts of a whole.