Stage 4 Fractions T4 2020
We will be focusing on Fractions, in small groups 3x per week with students from Pukeko. Add/Sub and Mult/Div were covered in Terms 1 - 3.
Students from my HB will also work on Stage 0-4 Number Knowledge and complete Basic Facts activities based on these alongside their fractions learning, as well as completing fractions follow-up activities 2x per week.
Moving Stage 4-5
Knowledge to be Developed:
Symbols for halves, quarters, thirds, fifths, and tenths.
Symbols for improper fractions, such as 5/3 (five-thirds).
Counting in fractions with the same denominator, e.g., 1/4 , 2/4 , 3/4 (one-quarter, two-quarters, three-quarters)
Ordering simple fractions with the same denominator, e.g., 1/4 , 2/4 , 3/4
Multiplication facts for the two, five, and ten times tables at least.
The students must realise that the symbols for fractions tell how many parts the whole has been divided into (the bottom number or denominator) and how many of those parts have been chosen (the top number or numerator). For example, 2 3 (two-thirds) shows that one (a whole) is divided into three equal parts (thirds) and that two of those parts are chosen. Note - that the terminology is not as significant as the idea, although the students will acquire the correct terms if they are used consistently.
Students also need to appreciate that the most common context for fractions is division where the numbers do not divide evenly. For example, when four people share 14 things, each person will get three things but two things will remain to be shared. These two things must be divided into halves to make the equal sharing possible.