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: doing my own plan. I like i-time because I know what to do first. I know what to do and when.

It was really hard when: problem solving because you have to keep thinking and working out what to do.

Something that really helped me was: using the counters and the jelly beans because you can work out the answers with them.

Something new I learned was: a quarter is when you cut it into 4 pieces that are fair.

Kerri Thinks
You have a clear understanding of 'half and not half' and have used this understanding to help you with other fractions like quarters, thirds and fifths. You share your ideas in the group and use materials to show your thinking. 
Problem solving is tricky! It will help if you think about what the question is really asking you to work out. Then think about what you already know and how you are going to solve the problem. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. 

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