Last week we launched our last unit for the yearFractions. It will be a short one, however we decided it would be important to have at the end.
We learned about Numerator and Denominator and came up with the definition that we call the top number the Numerator and it is the number of parts you have. We call the bottom number the Denominator and it is the number of parts the whole is divided into.
At the end of the week we looked at Equivalent Fractions and understood that:
Equivalent Fractions
Equivalent Fractions have the same value, even though they may look different.
These fractions are really the same:
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Why are they the same? Because when you multiply or divide both the top and bottom by the same number, the fraction keeps its value.
I found some good websites about the Fractions and showed already the students the activities they can do at home during summer vacation. Here are some of them:
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/fractionflags/ffthirds.html
http://www.vectorkids.com/vkfractions.htm
http://www.ops.org/elementary/skinner/MAGNETTHEMES/AcceleratedMath/SusanLeavitt/Fractions/tabid/384/Default.aspx
This week we will do some more activities on Fractions and will finish our 2011/2012 School year on Friday!