Monday 11 March 2013

A Sweet Introduction to Fractions

This morning Yellow Class started out on their latest Numeracy theme, fractions. The children all has a bag of 20 Jelly Tots (other jelly sweets are available) and were asked to organise them in a methodical way. There were some links to our previous data handling work, but the key was to develop an understanding of what a fraction actually is ( the number out of the whole amount) to enable the class to be able to work out fractions of shapes and amounts as the theme progresses. It appears that recent multiplication and division work will also come in rather handy...

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