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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Which “fraction in real life” examples did you like?

What did you enjoy about this homework task?

Do you have a favourite “fraction in real life” that you regularly see?

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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What have you learnt about fractions during our maths lessons this week?

How has your fractions knowledge improved?

Do you have a fractions tip for other students?

 

Fractions Fun!

We have been learning about fractions in Maths.

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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/PieChartFraction_OneFourth.svg

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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What have you learnt about fractions during our maths lessons?

How has your fractions knowledge improved?

Do you have a fractions tip for other students?

When do you use or see fractions in every day life?

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 1

Sheepwash 2

Sheepwash 3

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.
  • The class had a great discussion about fractions and learnt about numerators and denominators.
  • 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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What did you enjoy about your holidays?

Did you participate in the Sheepwash Classic fun run?

What are you looking forward to in Term Two?

What do you know about fractions?

What did you learn about fractions from this lesson?