For the next two weeks, we will be learning about fractions. A fraction is a part of a whole. Look at these cakes. Can you spot the WHOLE cake? The other cakes have a part missing each time. Each missing part is a fraction of the cake.
Below are the fractions we have learned before. Can you remember learning about a half and a quarter? When you halve something, how many parts are there? When you split something into quarters, how many parts are there?
Hopefully you can remember how to find a half and a quarter of a shape or quantity. When you halve something, one of the 2 parts is half. You will have 2 halves. When you quarter something, you will have 4 parts and one of these parts is a quarter. You will have 4 quarters. Have a go at Activity 1. You should be able to complete this activity with very little/no help at all. If you are unable to do this, you will need to revisit halves and quarters by clicking here. This will take you back to the fractions learning we covered in November. Revisiting these jobs will remind you about finding halves and quarters. Upload Activity 1 to Tapestry and let your teacher know if you think you need to revisit November's learning.
If you feel confident with finding half and a quarter of an object or number, try activity 3. This is counting in fractions.
Another fraction that we started to look at in November was a third. This is when a shape or number is split into 3 equal parts. One of these parts is a third. Don't worry if you can't remember this. We are going to look at finding a third of shapes and quantities today.
You should have a good understanding of a half, a quarter and a third by now. If you don't, make sure you let your teacher know and upload your learning to Tapestry so they can see what you are finding tricky. Continue to learn about these fractions in Activities 1 and 2. Move onto Activity 3 for a challenge!
In today's learning you might spot some other fractions. Do you know what two quarters or three quarters would look like? See if you can work this out from today's reasoning and problem solving activities. We will be exploring these fractions more next week.