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This activity is looking at problem solving when solving fractions. The children are using exactly the same skills as they used last week. They can use objects, draw pictures or any other method of working it out. They will need to work out the 2 fractions for each problem and then answer the question. Here is how we would expect them to answer the question:-
(I have used drawings to show how drawings could be used but they do not have to if they have used objects!)
This is comparing fractions. Work through the powerpoint given and then complete the sheet. The skill here is to make sure all the denominators are the same and then look at the numerator and order them. So if you have 4/12, 1/12, 8/12, 2/12 you will notice all of the denominators are 12. So then you order the numerators so the order would be 1/2, 2/12, 4/12, 8/12
The children should find this pretty straight forward. They have to recognise that tenths means that a group of objects or a shape is split up into 10 equal parts. Work through the powerpoint and then complete the sheet. The second page is optional.
This is the first lesson of equivalent fractions. Look at the two videos and the powerpoint for explanations. The first video is great and has a really good cartoon to explain it and the second video goes into a bit more detail. It is good to watch both of them if you can!
In terms of the activity, I have done a couple on the sheet as examples. Remember, each one should have the same value, even though the written fraction will all be different, they will all have either a half, quarter or third coloured in depending on which sheet you are doing!
This should be relatively straight forward. Look at the powerpoint and complete the sheets. Remember with the sheets, the same amount should be coloured in on each pair of shapes but the fractions will both be different as shown on the example at the top of the sheet.
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