We began by brainstorming ‘What we know about fractions‘.
The students drew pictures to recognise 1⁄4, 1⁄3 and 1⁄2 of shapes and sets.
Next, we created sets to show 1⁄4, 1⁄3 and 1⁄2. Then we explored fractions on a number line.
TASK: Order the fractions (chocolate) from the biggest to the smallest.
Then, we wondered what we know about equivalent fractions.
We watched another video on BrainPopJr. to learn more.
We modelled equivalent fractions of 1⁄4, 1⁄3 and 1⁄2 using concrete materials. We noticed that we can make equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing both top and bottom numbers by the same amount.
We completed two activities on Seesaw to help us explore this concept further.
Through our work on the Community Garden Plot Project, we have had to divide, multiply, explore fractions and calculate to find and record measurements.