St. Mary’s CE Primary School in Twickenham want the children in Year 6 to learn in a fun way but also in a way that will secure and embed their learning.  For some, remembering the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages in maths can be challenging so teachers at the school decided to get out of the classroom and work on this topic in a different way. 

Working in groups of three, the children worked together to take it in turns to race to the separate trays to collect either a fraction, a decimal or a percentage.  Only one child could go at a time.  Things became quite competitive as the children were tasked with completing the challenge within 5 minutes!  Soon, the children became clear on which numbers they were missing and so had to use their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages to choose the exact number from the tray (and not to waste a trip going back and forth to the tray for the wrong number!).

When the children returned to the classroom, they completed a further mastery challenge to apply this knowledge, which they did with great success.

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