## Sunday, 13 September 2015

### How much cake

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number.
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
• I can use what I know to solve problems
• I can use a picture to show my thinking
• I can use materials to show my thinking
• My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

 I can use what I know to solve problems Kerri thinks

 I can use a picture to show my thinking Kerri thinks

 I can use materials to show my thinking Kerri thinks

 My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number) Kerri thinks

Reflection
My favourite part was: when you get ideas to work out fractions and then you get better at maths.

It was really hard when: I was trying to work out what a third was. It was really hard.

Something that really helped me was: using the jelly beans or teddies to help me work out what a third was.

Something new I learned was: that fractions have to be fair and the same size and same shape.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning about fractions you have done this term. I am pleased you use the materials to help you show your thinking. You can find halves, quarters and thirds of shapes and sets like bags of lollies.
Remember when problem solving, slow down and think about what the question is asking and then think about what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems.