Year 5 week 4 (fractions and probability)

This week we focus on fractions and learn about probability by thinking about how we can predict the outcome of a dice roll.   

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Fractions e-ako

  • Go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose the Fraction pairs game.
  • Click “Fractions to make 1” and play the game several times. How many pairs can you answer in one minute?
  • If you can answer most of the questions quickly and correctly try the “Fractions to make 2” or “Improper fractions to make 2” variations.

Probability e-ako

  • Go to the probability and statistics pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako G3.10 (the first yellow button on the third row).
  • Work through pages 1-6.

Probability activity

  • Go to the activity In Between and follow the instructions. Make yourself some digit cards out of cardboard or use the numbered cards from a pack of playing cards.

Day 2

Fractions e-ako

  • Go back to the Fraction pairs game.
  • Play one of the variations of the Fraction pairs fame. How many pairs can you answer in one minute?

Fractions activity

  • Go the activity Stacking Up and follow the instructions.

Probability e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the probability and statistics pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 7-14.

Probability activity

  • Go to the activity Which When? and follow the instructions.

Day 3

Fractions activity

Probability e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the probability and statistics pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 15-21.

Probability activity


Day 4

Fractions activity

Probability e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the probability and statistics pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 22-27.

Probability activity

  • Go to the problem Coin shake.
  • Find two coins and investigate. Shake the coins 50 times and record your results. Does one way of landing seem to come up more often than the other?
  • What are all the different ways the coins could land?
  • Can you find a way to identify all the possible outcomes?

Day 5

Fractions e-ako

  • Go back to the Fraction pairs game.
  • Play one of the variations of the Fraction pairs fame. How many pairs can you answer in one minute?

Probability activity