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29 of the Best Fractions Worksheets and Resources for KS3 Maths

Don't give your students half an education on fractions, give them the whole thing with these activities, worksheets and other resources...

  • 29 of the Best Fractions Worksheets and Resources for KS3 Maths

1 | Adding and subtracting fractions

Author: Andy Lutwyche

This sheet lets students pick the section on which they need more work, from plain old fractions, through functional plain old fractions, through mixed numbers through functional mixed numbers.

There are no bells, whistles, or anything like that, just a load of questions.

There is, however, a ‘Prove It’ sheet so that your class can show you what they can now do.

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2 | Ordering fractions and decimals

Author: David Morse

These topic-focused SATs questions at the end of a unit will help to test and extend students’ understanding as well as helping them to prepare for SATs next year. These questions have fully-worked solutions which can be displayed on a whiteboard making feedback with students more efficient.

This particular compilation is from the fractions, decimals and percentage strand and contains questions which require students to think about the relative sizes of fractions and decimals, and the order that they would be written on a number line.

This compilation is designed to be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet which is in the style of the actual SATs papers and is convenient for use in class or as homework. It can even be given to individual students if a parent is asking for ‘some more work’!

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3 | Equivalent fractions PowerPoint

Author: Skillsheets

This PowerPoint uses diagrams and photographs to illustrate the equivalence of simple fractions.

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4 | Equivalent fractions – practical exploration

Author: Nyima Drayang

These are a set of rectangular ‘overlays’ – to be printed onto acetate (pupils get a pack containing one of each overlay).

They can use the overlays to divide the shapes (Questions) into different fractions and explore how equivalent fractions work.

It is a really practical kinaesthetic activity which encourages pupils to discover the mathematics themselves rather than learning ‘rules’ to make equivalent fractions.

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5 | Equivalent fractions card sort activity

Author: Claire Mooney

This resource is a card sort for equivalent fractions.

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6 | Algebraic fractions and simplifying

Author: David Morse

This worksheet contains the full range of exam-type questions that require students to simplify algebraic fractions by factorising. Questions gradually increase in difficulty with the last row being particularly challenging.

These sheets are great to use in class or as a homework. They are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and for interventions.

Answers are included.

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7 | 32 multiple-choice equivalent fractions questions

Author: Simon Murphy

This multiple-choice activity on equivalent fractions can be used for AFL, revision, and as a starter or a plenary.

It works well with mini whiteboards and is adaptable to voting systems. Can easily be printed off for class use.

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8 | Improper fractions worksheets

Author: David Morse

Use in class or for homework, these two worksheets are very useful for giving students practice at converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers (and vice-versa).

Designed for upper primary or early secondary school students, the sheets are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and interventions.

Answers are included.

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9 | Fractions, decimals and percentages conversion for KS3 Maths

Author: Andy Lutwyche

This hopefully covers all bases involving fractions, decimals and percentages from simplifying up to converting recurring decimals to fractions and everything in between.

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10 | Fractions bingo game

Author: Claire Mooney

This is an introduction bingo game on finding the fraction shaded on a diagram.

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11 | Fraction of an amount domino game

Author: Claire Mooney

This is a domino activity to find a fraction of an amount.

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12 | Celebrity Cracker-Eating Challenge – Ordering fractions activity

Author: Andy Lutwyche

There’s a Celebrity cracker-eating contest going on, and students need to order the fractions to see who wins each heat and the series.

Each one has an increasing difficulty of common denominator.

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13 | Crack the safe – fractions collection activity

Author: Andy Lutwyche

Four ‘Crack The Safe’ activities on fractions: adding/subtracting, multiplying/dividing, mixed numbers and fraction of an amount.

Each contains six questions and 10 possible answers. The reason behind this is to allow students to check their own answers whilst the teacher can spend time with anyone who requires more help.

These work nicely as starters or plenaries, but obviously you can use them however you like.

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14 | ‘Who won the prize?’ equivalent fractions quiz

Author: Andy Lutwyche

Decide who won the prize in the quiz by using equivalent fractions.

Just a quick starter or plenary using fractions in a bit of context.

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Treasure hunts

15 | Fractions of an amount treasure hunt

Author: David Morse

This activity requires students to calculate a fraction of an amount, where the numerator is always ‘1’, to find and decipher an encrypted clue to reveal where the treasure is hidden!

These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole-class activity; the smaller can be used for group work or by individuals.

Download and print here.


16 | Fractions of an amount treasure hunt 2

Author: David Morse

Same as before, this activity requires students to work out factions of an amount when the numerator is not ‘1’. It is great for consolidation or revision.

Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden!

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17 | Fractions to decimals treasure hunt 1

Author: David Morse

This is a quick activity, ideal as a starter, that helps verify students knowledge of common fraction-decimal equivalences, and come in two sizes suitable for a whole-class activity, or group individual work.

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18 | Fractions to decimals treasure hunt 2

Author: David Morse

Another quick activity that’s ideal as a starter, this one helps verify students knowledge of common fraction-decimal equivalences.

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19 | Decimals to fractions treasure hunt

Author: David Morse

This activity gives students practice at converting decimals to fractions. These are the standard conversions which many students eventually learn. The more-complex conversions are in a different bundle.

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Codebreakers

20 | Fraction of a number codebreaker

Author: Andy Lutwyche

Reveal the Tim Vine joke by finding the fractions of a number.

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21 | Adding and subtracting fractions codebreakers

Author: Andy Lutwyche

This resource features the usual joke, with the challenge being to find the punchline. But for this there are two sheets: sheet one is relatively easy, whereas sheet two is all mixed numbers.

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22 | Multiplying and dividing fractions codebreakers

Author: Andy Lutwyche

The usual lame jokes and two codebreakers; number 1 doesn’t involving mixed numbers, number 2 does.

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23 | Equivalent fractions codebreaker

Author: Andy Lutwyche

For this activity students need to find the appropriate equivalent fraction to unlock the punchline to a Tim Vine joke.

It was designed as a bit more practice for Year 7 and 8 classes, but could be useful for others.

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24 | Fractions, decimals, percentages equivalence codebreaker

Author: Andy Lutwyche

This is just a quick homework, starter or plenary activity which gives a punchline to another lame joke.

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Loop cards

These reusable cards are excellent for one-to-one tutorials and interventions. They are also great when working with small groups or as a starter/plenary for a whole class.

25 | Fractions of an amount loop cards

Author: David Morse

This set allows students to practise working out fractions of quantities when the numerator of the fraction is ‘1’.

Note that the questions have been carefully selected so that they provide good coverage of this topic and so that the opportunities for students to guess answers are minimised.

In this download there are four sets of similar cards and a student chooses one of the sets and sorts them into order by answering the questions. Then they try to do it faster using a different set, which has the same questions, but a different sort order.

Cut out card size is approx 65 x 90 mm.

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26 | Fractions of an amount loop cards 2

Author: David Morse

This set of cards allows students to practise working out fractions of quantities when the numerator of the fraction is not ‘1’.

In this download there are four sets of similar cards and a student chooses one of the sets and sorts them into order by answering the questions. Then they try to do it faster using a different set, which has the same questions, but a different sort order

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27 | Adding unit fractions 2 loop cards

Author: David Morse

This set allows students to practise adding unit fractions in which one of the denominators might not be a multiple of the other.

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28 | Fractions to decimals loop cards for KS2 and KS3 Maths

Author: David Morse

This set allows students to practise converting fractions into decimals. The fractions within these sets of cards are ‘common’ fractions and so it is acceptable (in fact, desirable) that they learn the conversions rather than actually work them out each time!

Print them out here.


29 | Decimals to fractions loop cards for KS2 and KS3

Author: David Morse

This set goes the other way, allowing students to practise converting decimals into fractions.

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