Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fractions and Problem Solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: using different materials to work out fractions.

It was really hard when: trying to draw it to make it fair shares.

Something that really helped me was: the Jellybeans helped me because I used them to put them into groups then I counted how many were in each group to make sure it was fair.

Something new I learned was: that a fraction has to be fair and the same.

Kerri Thinks
Wow Emily! What great learning about fractions you have done this term. You understand the half and not half game and used this learning to help you understand other fractions like quarters, thirds and tenths. Drawing fair shares can be tricky because you think it is right then look again and one half is bigger and that's not fair. 
Problem solving can be really tricky and I think you need to slow down and think about what you are being asked to work out, then you can use what you know.