We have had a lot of fun using play dough to learn about fractions.
We pretended we had caught six juicy fat eels in the Manawatu River and shared them equally for different groups of people.
One eel was left whole, another cut in half, thirds, quarters, fifths and the last one into sixths.
Some of us were unsure how to write the fractions and we were learning about what the different numbers in the fraction actually mean.
Later on we imaged we were sharing pizzas. It was a challenge to cut them equally into thirds and fifths!
The next day we imagined we were Zookeepers feeding hay to some animals.
Can you solve our problem?
The elephant eats one whole bale of hay.
The 5 giraffes need one third of a bale each.
The 2 zebras get a quarter each.
The rhino eats one half and the 2 sheep get a sixth each.
How many bales of hay are needed to feed the animals?
We will continue working on building our knowledge of fractions. You can help at home by giving us opportunities to use fractions in everyday activities.