P Ī T A U 1 - 2019
This term in Maths we have been learning about fractions. To begin with, we decided that an object in its full form was the same as one whole. We got to look at Miss Hix's yummy feijoa's from her garden and agreed that as a fraction they were one whole in its full form.
We then discussed halves and quarters and how to make them.
Jovaan "we just cut in two"
Aleigha "we need to make sure it is cut down the middle"
We figured out that to make halves the feijoa needed to cut into two equal parts. As we were cutting the fruit we discussed what fraction we had made and investigated how we write that fraction as well.
The next day we made nutella sandwiches, with the our yummy sandwiches, we took turns discussing how many different ways we could cut them. We then figured out what fractions we would be creating as we cut and ate our yummy treats.
We talked about other food items that we cut up into halves, quarters and even sixths or eighths. A few of us mentioned birthday cakes! We decided to build our own cakes and cut them into equal parts. We then discussed what fractions we had made with our pieces. We had so much fun learning about fractions and sharing our ideas. It was a good opportunity for us to take turns and listen to each other while developing our mathematical language.