# 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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