Fractions- Wembley Ticket Office


We are learning to find fractions of amounts today and tomorrow. Today we were working in the Box Office for Wembley Stadium! We had to work out the new prices if the tickets were reduced. E.g. If a JLS ticket costing £45 was reduced by 1/5 what was the new price? This meant we had to link to our earlier learning and use subtraction too as well as division.

Some of us chose to use unit fractions where the numerator is always ‘1’. Others chose to use fractions with other numbers in the numerator such as 2/3.

Children who felt really confident chose challenge 4. These children were working with numbers where they had to use their knowledge of place value e.g. VIP pass = £4500 and is reduced by 2/5. What is the new price?

Can you explain how to find fractions of amounts?
Can you remember the steps to success?
What is the rule that you need to remember when finding fracions of amounts?
Please set your own question below ad explain how you would solve it.

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19 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    shawon said,

    I am now confident doing fractions.

  2. 2

    Mrs Skinner said,

    I used to love doing fractions because the numbers show you what you have to do! Do you like fractions?

  3. 3

    rayan said,

    well i think i can do fractions and i feel super confident

  4. 4

    zara said,

    in feel confidet on fractoins i know how to do 1 fifth’s and 3 fifth’s also i can divide numbers and divide by the bottom and times by the top. i find it easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5

    karolina said,

    i find fractons easy now and i feel confident and i like doing fractions

  6. 7

    josh and kyle said,

    we think it was amazing and cool

  7. 8

    josh and kyle said,

    🙂

  8. 9

    rayan in 4m said,

    i found fractions easy just if i forget something i need check but i can do itand i love do the play scripts

    • 10

      Zoe 4g said,

      I agree i sometimes forget but its okay
      i found fractions easy peasy today today i got them all right
      and im
      proud of
      it ;D

  9. 11

    Mrs Skinner said,

    I am so pleased that you are all enjoying your fractions work and feeling confidnet!

  10. 12

    simran said,

    i find fractions okay because i get a bit stuck on some but when i say to myself divide by the bottom times by the top! then i can do it but yes i do get a bit stuck ohhhh and hi zoe!!!!!!!! 🙂

  11. 13

    Are you finding the steps to success helpful?

  12. 14

    bismah said,

    I find fractions really fun and enjoyable.Yes Miss Martindale i think the steps to success really help!!:)

  13. 15

    bismah said,

    i like doing fractions.I now know what equivelent fractions are:-)

  14. 16

    mya said,

    I really enjoyed doing this and I had a lot of fun. here is one of thee examples:
    4/5 of 55=36
    Because
    1/5 of 45=9
    9×4=36

    You divide by the bottom and times by the top!

  15. 17

    karolina 4m said,

    yes miss martindale i am finding the steps to success helpfull

  16. 18

    mya said,

    There very helpful and I think the easiest because all it is is:”divide by the bottem”

  17. 19

    ali said,

    wembuley stadem cool man


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