Friday, 13 November 2015
Thursday, 12 November 2015
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.