# Back to the Future: Guest Speakers

In order to help us finalise a topic for our research project, we invited some history experts to talk to us about things that have changed in daily living over time.  Those experts were some of our mums, dads and grandparents.  We prepared by focusing on the skills of whole body listening and notetaking.  We then welcomed our historians and listened carefully to their memories.

It was a great experience and really helped us generate big ideas for our research project.  We are now working through an inquiry process to produce a presentation focused on one aspect of daily life that has changed over time.  I cannot wait to be able to share our presentations on the blog.

There is also another video on 2M’s blog with some more photos.  Enjoy!

# Fraction Action

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.  I wonder who will be first to find out?

We have been comparing fractions when we made our great Fraction Artworks (up on display in the foyer of the FLC).  For example 1/2 = 2/4 and 2/4 = 4/8.   These are called equivalent fractions.  What have we also noticed about the size of the parts as the denominator gets bigger? Can you use the fraction wall to compare other fractions and find some more equivalent fractions?

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.