The Year 3.2 students enjoyed learning about fractions as they participated in various hands-on activities.

Students were given some cookie cutters and play dough and they had to find a way to half them.

Afterwards, they were given paper shapes and they had to fold each shape into two equal parts and name one half of the shape as well.

At this stage, some of the students realized how they could quarter a shape/object. During another lesson they were also given a rough paper and had to find a way to divide it into four equal pieces, name and colour one quarter.

They also took part in activities on the interactive whiteboard. Finally, students created their own pizza. They used different toppings for each part. E.g. 1/2 mushrooms, 1/4 green peppers and 1/4 eggs.

Cuisenaire rods were given to the children and they had to build their own fraction wall. In so doing, they recognised that two quarters are equivalent to one half. This also served as a revision for the topics doubling and halving.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Teacher