**ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 1**

**UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTAGES, RATES, RATIOS**

early in STAGE 3

- Compares and orders fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 100
- Expresses mixed numerals as improper fractions and vice versa
- Models strategies to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
- Applies the place value system to represent thousandths as a decimal
- Compares, orders and represents decimals of up to three decimal places

end of STAGE 3

- Compares, orders, adds and subtracts fractions with the same denominators and mixed numerals
- Solves problems involving 10%, 20%, 25%, 50%, 75%
- Finds equivalent fractions, simplifies and multiplies fractions with whole numbers
- Adds and subtracts decimals of up to three decimal places, multiplies decimals by one- and two-digit whole numbers
- Divides decimals by one-digit whole numbers and by 10, 100, 1000