Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fractions and Problem Solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use a picture to show my thinking
Kerri thinks


I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks


Reflection
My favourite part was: using materials to help me solve the problems because it helps me to see my thinking.

It was really hard when: figuring out the question was asking and where to start.

Something that really helped me was: using lots of different materials like the jelly beans and counters and teddy bears.

Something new I learned was: different fractions like 1/4 and 1/5. I leaned that fractions are fair shares, they are the same size, same number or same shape.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning about fractions you have done this term. I am pleased you use the materials to help you show your thinking. You can find fractions of shapes and sets like bags of lollies and your fractions are fair.
Remember when problem solving, slow down and think about what the question is asking and then think about what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. I love how you have a go and take some risks in your learning!!

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