Saturday, 17 October 2015

How many ice blocks?

WALT: use what we know to solve maths problems.
Problem: I have \$4.00 and ice blocks are 80c each. How many ice blocks can I buy?
First I got my \$4 and swapped each \$1 for 5 20c pieces.
Then I put all the 20c into groups of 4 (that is 80c). I can buy 5 ice blocks.

Kerri Thinks
Wow Lizzy! What super thinking. You thought about what you know about money to do some very clever thinking. I love the way you could explain your thinking to the me and then the class.

Wednesday, 7 October 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: using materials like the jelly beans to help my learning when I was doing groups of.

It was really hard when: you had to figure out some of the questions like what is a third.

Something that really helped me was: using the materials and Kerri showing us how to do it lots of times.

Something new I learned was: what a half was and what a fraction is.

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 fractions of shapes and sets like bags of lollies and your fractions are fair.
Even when questions are hard you think about what you know and how you are going to solve them. Problem solving can be tricky you need to think about what the question is asking and then think how you can use what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. I love how you have a go and take some risks in your learning!!
Remember to keep on practising those maths facts at home - they are more tools to add to your maths solving toolbox.