Bonsai- Maths- 10.2.20
We have recently moved on to our new topic in maths; fractions. Today we were looking at improper fractions and mixed numbers. We used fraction pieces to investigate how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers. It made us feel very hungry as we pretended these pieces were pizza!
Halves, quarters, eighths and even sixteenths of shapes were investigated today, during our maths session. Some children even discovered equivalent fractions! Excellent stuff Willow Class!
This morning in Year 2 we used smarties with our fractions learning for Mega Maths! We found and wrote fractions of a set of objects!
We all really enjoyed using the smarties to help us, especially eating them afterwards!
Year Two have been using smarties to find a fraction of a set. We looked at the most popular colour and the least popular.
Have a look below at some of our learning and reflections.
Later, we spilt the whole set into thirds, sharing them equally between our group and enjoyed eating them all up.
Today we were finding a fraction of a number. We were working with arrays to help us. Some children were using their knowledge of their times tables to work out their calculations.
The children could practice these at home and show their parents how to do it.
This morning in maths we looked at fractions of a number! We practiced on our whiteboards and all discussed our answers and how we got there.
Today we used Cuisenaire to make halves, quarters and thirds. We reflected on what we had learnt from using this to help us with our fractions. We found that halves, quarters and thirds need to be equal sizes. We then cut chocolate rolls into thirds to share equally with our friends.
We even started looking at thirds ! In order to share fairly.
This morning we continued working on fractions. We used counters and sharing circles to find halves and quarters of numbers.
We found out that a quarter of a number is half and then half again.
This problem solving is especially helpful when sharing treats or food and making sure every one has a fair share!
Today we were continuing with our work on halving both odd and even numbers. We were using blocks to help us. We noticed that it was much easier to half all even numbers than odd numbers.
The children in Willow class were on fire today! We have started looking at fractions and are getting really confident at half so today we looked at a quarter. We looked at how one quarter is one out of 4 equal parts and we even looked at the proper, maths way to write it.
We played a collaborative game where we were each given one quarter of a shape and asked to find the remaining quarters to make one whole shape. It was a challenge, but the children realised that each quarter had to be exactly the same.
Palm Class have been applying their fraction skills today to solve a range of fraction problems.
From shading fractions of shapes, to calculating fractions of objects and numbers…we really worked hard to apply our fraction skills.
To help us prepare for our SATs, we have been completing a variety of practice questions to show off our fraction knowledge.
Tell someone at home how you will solve these fraction problems and explain your methods to work it out.
Remember the top tips we have been finding out about fractions:
Each fraction part must be?
2/4 is equivalent to?
If I need to find 3/4 of a number, I need to first find?
The number at the bottom of the fraction is a big clue – it tells me?
Year Three have been learning about Fractions. Initially we focused on fractions of a shape, and now we are exploring fractions of a number.
The children showed their working on whiteboards.
They used the method discussed below.
How would you find 3/5 of 20?
To find a non unit fraction of a number you need to follow the method below.
Today in maths, we have been exploring fractions. Our focus has been finding equivalent fractions and we discovered that fractions are like terrible twins…..What you do to the top, you HAVE to do to the bottom!
Today, in maths, we have been pondering questions like, ‘would you rather have…’ 1/2 of £20 or 13 of £24? 2/3 of £90 or 3/5 of £100?
We then shared some jelly beans and decided where we would stand to make sure we each got the most amount of beans possible. ‘Would you rather share 80 beans with 5 people or 60 beans with 3 people? How do you know?