Fantastic Fraction Fun

Our Maths focus at the moment is FRACTIONS… and they are so much fun!

We have explored understanding and recognising fractions of an object.

Next we will be working out how to find the fraction of a collection.  Lucky we were so clever at division because the skills we learnt will really help make that a piece of cake 🙂

We have been making sure we understand fraction notation.  What is the numerator?  What is the DENOMINATOR?

I set the challenge to find out what the line in a fraction is called.  Teagan, Jamie and Jae were all up for the challenge and discovered it has a really cool name.  What was it?

We have used a fraction wall to compare fractions.  For example 1/2 > 1/3 and 1/5 < 1/4.  What have we noticed about the size of the parts as the denominator gets bigger?

Check out this website and have some fun with a fraction wall at home:

http://www.visnos.com/solo/fraction-wall

You might even like to show mum or dad how we made some fraction rectangles in a Word document and remember I set one more challenge:

What do you call fractions that take up the same amount?  For example 1/2 of a rectangle is the same as 3/6 of that same rectangle.  Fractions like these have a special maths name.  Who can find out what it is?

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  1. Well done grade 2 for an awesome cultural infusion festival, I learnt so much and everyone did an excellent job, you should all be very proud of yourselves. Oh, and the laminating was perfect !!!

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