Friday, 13 November 2015

More fractions investigations using Cuisenaire

Class 5 continued their investigations into fractions today. The challenge was to find as many models of different fractions as possible. 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Cuisenaire challenge

Today Class 5 investigated fractions using cuisenaire rods. After a few minutes using the rods to construct boats, trains and aeroplanes (!) the children buckled down to some serious mathematics problems. They were investigating how many parts of each rod it took to make a whole of another. The children then drew beautifully illustrated diagrams to demonstrate their understanding of different fractions. Next they assigned values to the larger rods and worked out the value of each of the fractions.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015