We have been exploring fractions in Room 17. The children are able to compare and order fractions, showing a range of ways how these are larger or smaller. I introduced a game of fraction war which can be played using a pack of cards. It raised some interesting questions from Hugo H and Hugo J who were sensibly using a calculator to convert their fractions into decimals when they were too close to compare. They asked, which was the winning hand 0.6 or 0.64? This will lead into a deeper understanding of the place value of decimals.
Here are some photos of working with fractions this week.
Ordering and identifying equivalent fractions:
Different strategies used for solving fractions of a set e.g. 30 cookies shared between 6 friends. They each get 5. 1/6 of 30 is 5.
Victor was using his multiplication facts. He is developing his ability to explain his thinking further.