  # How Many Items: Finding Simple Fractions of a Number

In this worksheet, students find simple fractions of a number of items by dividing. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Fractions

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

Finding simple fractions of a number is easy.

To find one tenth of a number, you simply divide it by 10.

To find one sixth of a number, you simply divide it by 6.

To find one quarter of a number, you simply divide it by 4.

To find one half of a number, you simply divide it by 2.

Examples                There are 16 strawberries here.

Example 1

How many strawberries would there be in half the number?

To find a half, we divide by 2.

16 ÷ 2 = 8 strawberries

Example 2

How many strawberries would there be in one eighth of the number?

To find one eighth, we divide by 8.

16 ÷ 8 = 2 strawberries

Example 3

How many strawberries would there be in a quarter of the number?

To find one quarter, we divide by 4.

16 ÷ 4 = 4 strawberries

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