In this activity, we will be changing quantities into fractions, following a few simple rules.
What is 5 minutes as a fraction of one hour?
First, we need to make the units the same.
We need to work out how many minutes there are in 1 hour.
There are 60 minutes in one hour.
As a fraction, we would write this as: 5/60
Let's try another.
Write 12 metres as a fraction of 1 km.
Again, first, we need to make sure the units are the same.
There are 1,000 m in 1 km.
As a fraction, we would write this as: 12/1,000
How do you feel about all that? Confident?!
Let's try some questions.