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Lesson 4: Solving Fractions Word Problems


Let’s have a go at this challenge to get our brain’s warmed up. Remember the denominator will remain the same.


Today you are going to be applying our fractions skills, that we've been practising, to solve word problems.

Just like last week we use RUCSAC to solve our word problems. Do you remember what this stands for? Have a discussion with a grown up at home.

Below is a YouTube clip that you can also watch to further understand how use RUCSAC to aid us in solving word problems. 

Using RUCSAC To Solve Problems

Mrs Quareshi has kindly recorded a video demonstrating how to use RUCSAC to solve fraction word problems. Please watch carefully to remind yourself on how to apply RUCSAC to word problems.

Go through the example questions below with someone at home to help you practice and understand before you move onto the main activity.


When you have understood what RUCSAC is and how to use it, we would like you to put it into practice by solving some fraction word problems.

Below are different word problem sheets. One star, two star and 3 star; choose the one you feel comfortable with but do challenge yourself! You must complete at least ONE sheet. Good luck smiley

There are answer sheets included which you can use at the end to check your work. Please go through your answers with someone at home.