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 size)

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


Reflection

My favourite part was: doing the tricky problems because they really made me think.

It was really hard when: I didn't know where to start to solve the problem. 

Something that really helped me was: using the materials like the jelly beans and the teddy bears because I could count them to finger out the answers.

Something new I learned was: materials can help me.

Kerri thinks
What great learning Caleb - materials are a great help to show your thinking and to help solve tricky problems. You have a great understanding of fractions and you can find fractions of sets and shapes and count in halves. You know that fractions are fair shares - the same size, same shape, or same number.
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. 

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