# Fantastic Fractions!

We have been learning about fractions in maths.

We know that a fraction is an equal part of a whole.

Our learning this week has focussed on:

• Understanding numerators and denominators
• Identifying and naming a variety of fractions
• Using and understanding a fraction wall
• Recognising equivalent fractions
• Using fractions in problem solving.

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To introduce our fractions unit, students used play dough to make and label a variety of fractions.

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Today, students enjoyed making paper “fraction pizzas” to demonstrate their learning. Students could choose to make a pizza in quarters, eighths or sixteenths. They then added a variety of toppings and labelled the fraction of each ingredient on the pizza.

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We are looking forward to continuing our fractions knowledge next week. We will be focussing on:

• Putting fractions on a number line
• Comparing fractions and identifying fractions that are greater than/less than other fractions
• Identifying fractions in a collection of objects
• Understanding mixed fractions and improper fractions.

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## 4 thoughts on “Fantastic Fractions!”

1. Hi Miss Jordan and 3/4 C,
My name is Ted and I was in Miss Jordan’s class last year. I remember Learning fractions with play dough and the pizza fractions. I think that putting fractions on a number line is a good Idea. Have you done any games on it yet? You could do footballers for example, and work out the fraction of how many times they register a disposal against the whole team.
From Ted

2. Dear 3/4C,
I have enjoyed fractions at school and doing my homework task at home was fun. I liked the play dough experiment and also the fractions on the number line. I am loads more confident with fractions than i was when i started! Thank you Miss Jordan!
Thank you,
Charlotte. xxx

3. Hi 3/4c
I have really enjoyed doing these hard fraction I am very stressed out this week and can’t wait to get home tonight to go to sleep.
Fractions e.g: Say I score a goal in football and want to half a goal the answer would be 3!
From Calum!

4. Hi miss Jordan and 3/4c,
I really enjoyed fractions I think I have improved since the start of the year, I also think factions is my favourite thing to do!
From Meg