# Fractions In Real Life

We have continued our fractions work in maths this week.

Students were required to complete a homework task showing how fractions can be seen all around us in real life. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Check out the fraction examples the 3/4C students located, captured and annotated for their homework task.

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# 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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# Fractions Fun!

We have been learning about fractions in Maths.

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

Our learning has focussed on:

• Understanding numerators and denominators
• Using and understanding a fraction wall
• Identifying and naming a variety of fractions
• Putting fractions on a number line
• Comparing fractions and identifying fractions that are greater than/less than other fractions
• Recognising equivalent fractions
• Understanding mixed fractions
• Identifying fractions in a collection of objects
• Using fractions in problem solving

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We have completed some great learning tasks in our fractions unit so far. Check out the slideshow below to see the 4B students in action!

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This week, all students completed a homework task which involved them taking photos of fractions they see in everyday life at home. Everyone did a fantastic job! The slideshow below features some of their work!

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We are looking forward to continuing our fractions knowledge as we relate fractions to decimals and percentages!

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# Term Two Begins!

Today was the first day of Term Two. The teachers and students in 4A and 4B are happy to begin this busy ten week term.

It was great to hear about everyone’s Easter holidays today. Many students participated in our major school fundraiser, the Sheepwash Classic Fun Run, on Easter Saturday. And of course, everyone enjoyed some yummy chocolate Easter Eggs over the break!

Sheepwash Classic photos courtesy of Mrs Linda Jordan

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We have lots to look forward to this term, including:

• The district Cross Country next week for selected students
• A new history-based inquiry topic
• An exciting excursion to Melbourne
• The return of our student teacher, Miss Campbell, in May
• Lots of great learning on our iPads.

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Our term commenced with a fun maths lesson today.

Our focus in maths for the first three weeks is fractions, decimals and percentages. To launch this topic, we had a great extended maths session learning about fractions. Here is what took place:

• Students worked in pairs – called “Fractions Friends” – to make play dough.
• Everyone completed a “Brainstorm Splash Page” individually to show Miss Jordan and Miss Curtain their current knowledge.
• Students worked with their “fraction friend” to make examples of fractions using their play dough.
• Students labelled their play dough fractions and took photos using their iPads.
• Students reflected on their fractions learning by beginning a Keynote presentation on their iPads. They will complete daily updates on their learning so they will have a complete fractions reflection journal by the end of the unit.

Check out our photos to see the learning in action!

Tip: To view the images in a larger format, click the “full screen” button

We are looking forward to extending our knowledge and applying our skills in more complex fractions, decimals and percentages work this term.

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