We have been on a self discovery journey learning about fractions using materials. We are finding out what fractions are and how they work.
Firstly we wrote what we knew about fractions.
Then we played with fraction blocks to see what we could discover.
Below is us using the blocks to discover what they are. We found out they have a bottom number and top number. The bottom number tells us how many pieces the whole is cut into and the top number tells us how many of those we have. We also found out they get smaller in size even though the bottom number gets bigger.
We then looked at making equivalent fractions using the blocks. We know that the blocks have to fit under each other exactly for them to be equivalent. It’s fun and interesting finding out which fractions are equivalent. Aren’t we good at working fairly as a group, taking turns??
With information gathered from drawing around the fraction blocks to discover equivalent fractions, we began to look at how we could use our knowledge of multiplication to work out equivalent fractions.