In Maths this week we will be looking at fractions. A fraction is a part of a whole.
We will begin the week with recapping halves. When you halve something, you separate it into 2 equal parts. When written as a fraction, half looks like this:
We will then move onto quarters. When you split something into quarters, it is shared between 4. One of these 4 is a quarter. When written as a fraction, a quarter looks like this:
Have a look at the resources and videos below for halves and quarters.
Half and Quarter Activities
Videos for halves and quarters
Now have a go at finding a half or a quarter of a quantity. Use drawings or resources to help you - dried pasta is a great resource!
We will end the week with looking at thirds. When you separate something into thirds, you share between 3. One of these 3 is a third. When written as a fraction, a third looks like this:
Look at the resources below for finding a third.