## Monday, May 21, 2012

### Fractions With The Pacs

Check out this video! We were working out what we know and understand about fractions. The Pacs wrote fractions on a card and pegged them up on our number (washing) line. They did very well!

Practise ordering fractions on Fraction Monkeys.

1. What great maths you guys are doing. I can see you have a good understanding of fractions. I love the idea of a washing line!!! Mrs Hinde

1. Thank you Mrs Hinde.

We really enjoy talking about which fraction goes where on the washing line!

2. What a fun way to learn fractions! Your steps got smaller when the denominator got bigger? Why was that Pacs?

1. Because the bigger the denominator the smaller the size. If I had a cake And the denominator was 12 The cake would be cut into small pieces.The fraction would be 1/12.

2. Because if you had a cake and split it into 12 pieces they would be smaller then if you had a small denominator

3. It looks like you guys had fun learning about fractions. What was your guys favourite fraction to learn?

4. "It was really fun, I like how we done it on a washing line".
:D

5. I am an education student in my forth year at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. I LOVE how you are learning your fractions! Fractions can often be a very tricky topic to understand, but they are best understood when you, the students, get to visually and physically be able to see what fractions are! In my math class last semester we discussed what manipulatives we could use to teach fractions... have you tried measuring cups? Cooking as a class has many learning opportunities, along with being great fun! If a recipe asks for 1/2 cup, what other measuring cups could you use to make 1/2 cup? Just a thought... keep up the awesome work!

1. Thank you Jane!

I like the idea of using cooking and measuring cups to help us understand fractions. I think we will try it!

6. I am an education student in my forth year at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. I LOVE how you are learning your fractions! Fractions can often be a very tricky topic to understand, but they are best understood when you, the students, get to visually and physically be able to see what fractions are! In my math class last semester we discussed what manipulatives we could use to teach fractions... have you tried measuring cups? Cooking as a class has many learning opportunities, along with being great fun! If a recipe asks for 1/2 cup, what other measuring cups could you use to make 1/2 cup? Just a thought... keep up the awesome work!