Hello everyone! My name is Yen (12JS’s pre-service teacher) and I have the privilege of being a guest blogger for 12JS. Our focus topic in numeracy for the past two weeks has been exploring fractions. We really enjoyed the different range activities that helped shape our knowledge with fractions. Some of the exciting activities we were able to complete were making pizza fractions using our ICT and craft skills and bubble gum machines.
When we made our pizza fractions, we started to use an interactive website on abcya. Click on this link to access this activity at home http://www.abcya.com/pizza.htm. Below are some samples of the work we produced as a class. Looking at these made us feel very hungry!
The bubblegum activity was just as fun. We were able to colour in the gumballs and write our fractions in relation to how many colours there were out of the total of gumballs in our gumball machines. Below are some samples of our work. You can also see these displayed on our windows outside the classroom.
Fraction bubblegum machines
After completing our unit on fractions, we are now able to
– Recognise and describe one-half as one of equal two parts of a whole.
– Recognise and interpret the common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections.
Here are some fun fraction games that we were able to play in class as well. Please have a look!
Here is what we have learned and enjoyed about learning fractions so far:
Noah: “My favourite activity was making the fraction pizzas. It was good to have a try at folding the pizza boxes.”
Lucas: “My favourite activity was making the fraction booklet because we could make our own fractions. We were able to make fractions of a whole, halves, thirds, quarters, equal and unequal.”
Hannah: “My favourite activity was making the fraction pizzas. It was very fun.”
Brock: “I have learnt that if you have a whole, when you cut it in the middle and then cut it in the middle again, you end up with quarters.”
Amber: “My favourite activity was the fraction booklet. The fractions that we made were halves, quarters and thirds.”
What have you enjoyed about learning fractions? Do you have any other ideas for fun fraction activities? Please share your thoughts and comments with us.