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Walkthrough of 5 Tricky P5 Math Fractions Questions


5 Tricky P5 Math Fractions Questions

Understanding P5 Math fractions questions is a critical part of the Primary 5 maths fractions curriculum. Fractions can sometimes be tricky, and mastering them requires practice and careful attention to detail. This article will walk through five challenging fraction questions, breaking down the steps and techniques needed to solve them. These examples will reinforce your child’s understanding and application of fraction concepts, especially for the P5 & P6 students. 


Question 1: Comparing Quantities with Fractions


Tom has 6 pens. Jerry has 4 pens. Express the number of pens Tom has as a fraction of the number of pens Jerry has.


Misconception


A common misconception is that the denominator should always be the greater quantity.


Solution

Jerry has 4 pens

Tip

Remember, the quantity after ‘fraction of’ becomes the denominator. So in this case, we compare Tom’s pens to Jerry’s pens, making 4 the denominator.


Comparing Quantities with Fractions

Question 2: Sharing Equally


Mrs. Tan bought 2 pizzas. She shared the pizzas equally with her 4 friends. What fraction of the pizza did each of them receive?


Misconception

A common mistake is dividing the greater number by the smaller number without considering all participants.


Solution

the quantity after ‘fraction of’ becomes the denominator

Tip


Number of pizzas ÷ Number of people. Remember, if we say she shares equally with her 4 friends, Mrs. Tan is included. However, if we say she shares equally among her 4 friends, Mrs. Tan is not included. The answer would then be 2 ÷ 4.


Question 3: Calculating Remaining Fractions

Take note of the absence of units in one of the fractions

Misconception

Misconception

Solution

he fraction of it where we interpret ‘of’ as ‘×’

Tip

Take note of the absence of units in one of the fractions. In this case, it is the fraction of it where we interpret ‘of’ as ‘×’.


Question 3: Calculating Remaining Fractions

Question 4: Solving Complex Fraction Problems


Nancy used 15 of her salary to buy a bag. She gave 12 of the remainder to her parents and saved the rest. She saved $600. How much was her salary?


Misconception


Ensuring both fractions have the same denominator is essential. The solution is accurate if the statement is, “She gave 12 of it to her parents.” However, since the phrase “of the remainder” is used, we are now referring to what remains of her salary after purchasing the bag.


Solution

Solving Complex Fraction Problems

Tip


Carefully track the remaining amounts when dealing with phrases like "of the remainder."


Question 5: Fraction of a Volume

Carefully track the remaining amounts when dealing with phrases

Misconception

Ensure that the given fraction is interpreted correctly

Solution

dealing with volumes and units

Tip

Ensure that the given fraction is interpreted correctly when dealing with volumes and units.


Fraction of a Volume

Mastering Primary 5 maths fractions requires practice and understanding of different fraction concepts, such as mixed numbers, improper fractions, and fraction addition. Working through tricky fraction questions, like those found in Primary 5 maths fractions worksheets, helps solidify these concepts. By breaking down each problem step-by-step and addressing common misconceptions, students can improve their skills and confidence in handling fractions.


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