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
The year 3.1 students had tonnes of fun with fractions! A rectangular cake was used to explain the concept of a whole as well as that of parts of a whole. The students were also given a piece of cake between two and they had to figure out how to cut it in order to have an equal part each, thus cutting it in half.They also watched a video, used visuals, took part in activities on the interactive whiteboard to divide a shape in two equal parts as well as shade one half of the shape and they also used flat shapes to fold into equal parts.
Later on in their fun fractions journey, the students took part in a cooking session to learn about quarters. They prepared a healthy snack. They followed the steps in our recipe to make a ricotta, carrot and lettuce chessboard sandwich with brown and white bread. They cut their sandwich into quarters by cutting it in half first and then, in half again, thus also learning about equivalence i.e. 1/2 = 2/4.
Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Class Teacher
Students have learnt about halves, quarters, thirds and eights. After sharing the learning outcomes and the success criteria, students had a presentation where they had to identify which shapes are divided into equal parts, and the fraction of each part being shaded. During group work the students had to divide their shapes into equal parts and shade their parts according to the fraction being told.
Submitted by Ms Mathea Vassallo, Yr 4.1 Teacher
Each group was given some plasticine and cooking cutters. Each member of the group had to divide his/her shape in half. The students pointed out that both halves had to be of the same size and when they were once put together they made one whole. Some students also realized that when the halves of the shapes are halved again they become quarters. Then, each group had to cut the given paper shapes in half and glue them on their copybooks.
In another lesson, in groups, students had to tick whether the pictures of the given real life objects were divided in half. They also had to divide other real life objects in half and draw an object/thing and hen divide it in half as well. Students also did similar activities on the IWB.
Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1
The year 4.2 students of Ms Mathea have learnt about halves, quarters, thirds and eights. After sharing the learning outcomes and the success criteria, students had a PowerPoint presentation where they had to identify which shapes are divided into equal parts, and the fraction of each part being shaded. During group work the students had to divide their shapes into equal parts and shade the parts of their shapes according to the fraction being told.
The Yr 6.1 students of Ms Raisa Cutajar have kick started the year through a number of various activities. An element of fun is always present. The photos taken in the school playing area evidence of this.
The teacher enhances team work in her maths lessons and students have been learning fractions by helping each other other sorting their “pizza fractions”.
The students are also given the opportunity to enhance their creativity by making their own collages using pasta and other recycled material to create “faces”.
well done 🙂