Wednesday, 7 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
Kerri thinks



I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks



Reflection
My favourite part was: solving the maths problems and doing some thinking with the materials.

It was really hard when: that we had to remember how to write 1/4 and 1/2.

Something that really helped me was: using the materials to do thinking and working out.

Something new I learned was:  fractions are fair shares, the same size and the same number or the same shape.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning Eshaan - materials are a great help to show your thinking and to help solve tricky problems. You have a great understanding of fractions and you can find fractions of sets and shapes and count in halves -  there is no 'big half'.  You share your ideas in the group and use the materials to help explain and show your thinking. 
Remember when problem solving, think hard about what the question is asking and then think how you can use what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. 

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