Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Fractions and Problem solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use a picture to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: solving the problems because it is the most hardest.

It was really hard: to draw my thinking because your arm gets tired and I like to use the Jellybeans better.

Something that really helped me was: the materials like the jellybeans.

Something new I learned was: you do not know all the answers even when you think you do. You have to slow down and do some thinking.

Kerri Thinks
You have a clear understanding of 'half and not half' and have used this understanding to help you with other fractions. You share your ideas in the group and can use materials to show your thinking. 
Remember when problem solving, slow down and think about what the question is asking and then think about what you already know. Lots of thinking, drawing pictures and using materials can help you solve tricky problems. Your next learning step is to slow down and make sure you understand what you are solving - it isn't a race, please take your time and use those fabulous ideas you have!