THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING!!!
By ILG and FP !!!
(AKA the best people ever!!!)
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During the past week, we have been doing fractions! We had to sort fractions in order from smallest to largest. For example: 4/12 , 3/6 , 2/12 and 4/6. How to do it: you could either divide it or multiply it. Is six in the three times tables? Yes. Is four in the three times tables? No. So you HAVE TO MULTIPLY it. Look at the denominators and see if it is in the same multiple. If they are then multiply the denominator (6) and multiply it by two. What you do to the bottom you do to the top after that you solve it . Your answer should be 2/12 , 4/12 , 3/6 and 4/6. We had to make equivalent fractions by ½ , ?/4 , 3/? , 4/? and ?/10. You had to find half of what was on the denominator and divide it by two and if it was on the numerator you had to multiply it by two and then you get your answer (in the right order.)
THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING!!! By ILG and FP !!! (AKA the best people ever!!!)
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In this topic we were doing multiplication and division. Mr Nicholls warned us that later in the week he will give an almost impossible* question that took the last year’s class two days to complete!
On Monday we started to do some problems that included money. The challenge was boy who lost his marbles (poor boy!) and we had some clues with fractions in them to help us figure it out. On Tuesday it was the day that the* challenge came. He gave us some normal questions to start with so we might get complacent about the challenge. He gave us some riddlelike clues to help us solve it. It was the middle of the week (AKA Wednesday) we carried on with the challenge and had another challenge that had more than 1 answer L L . The other challenge was about made up creatures called Zios and Zept. You had to count the legs (for some strange reason) and Zios had three legs and Zepts had seven legs. You could have more than one answer and it was hard to come up with them. It was almost the end of the school week and we had yet more problems which were not that hard. It was the end of the week and we were doing our grids when Mr N got rid of some of the ones and twos and replaced them with 13 and 14s which was harder to solve. Then we did our little test which was easy at first but then got harder and harder. By CW and HM. At the start of multiplication and division we had an entry quiz to see how we are getting on with multiplication and division. The day after the entry quiz we focused on multiplication and choices of 1* which was for students who wanted to get their brains warmed up 2* which was for the learners who thought it was the right challenge for them and 3* for the kids who wanted to push their brains to the limit. The day after that we did a mixture of multiplication and division so our brains wouldn’t get stuck in patterns to help us in future so we don’t make mistakes and it will force us to check the operation. On Thursday we carried on to stop us being complacent and to work our mathematic brain and to work on the pupils multiplying and dividing. But finally on Friday we did a multiplication grid and very surprising to Mr N most of us got 144 out of 144 but next week we will replace 1 with 13 and 2 with 14
By JL and SP. 
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