At the beginning of the week, we learnt about equivalent fractions and how to find them. For example, 2/4 is equivalent to ½. This, as we found out, would help us later in the week. As well as showing the different fractions, we showed the operations to find the answer. E.G. When you multiply both denominator and numerator of ½ is multiplied by two it becomes 2/4 (which are equivalent).
We then went on to add and subtract mixed and improper fractions. So we could get a question like 1 and 2/3 + 11/6 and we would have to find the common denominator and then find the answer. As Mr N understood that as we got older, we became more mature and capable of making our own decisions to know which method is best us as an individual. Therefore, we were given the option of converting to either mixed or improper fractions. Although we were given this choice, before we started each piece of work, Mr N would show us both ways so were sure of what to do.
As a whole, this week was such an enjoyable week where we found out many important and beneficial facts.
By TS and AB