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Understand Ratios

In this worksheet, students will recognise and use ratio notation

'Understand Ratios' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Ratio and Proportion

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be looking at ratio.


Ratio is a relationship between  two amounts showing the number of times one value is contained within the other.   


girl thinking


Imagine that we had a jar of sweets and 1/4 of the sweets were white and 3/4 of the sweets were pink.

The fractions give us a proportion of the full jar, but we can write them as a ratio.

This is a proportion in terms of each other. 

Therefore, white is 1 part and pink is 3 parts.

We can write it as 1:3


White : Pink is 1:3            Pink : White is 3:1


Does that make sense?


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Don't worry - we'll practise some questions together and you'll soon get the hang of them.

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