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12.3.18 Fractions

Finding half


Today we looked at halves. We investigated how to halve a rectangle and discussed the different ways the same shape could show half. We noticed that the halves were always equal in size. We learnt the mathematical vocabulary for fractions. The denominator shows how many parts the whole has equally been divided into. The numerator shows how many of the equal parts have been taken. We also investigated halves of amounts using numicon, counters, unifix and drawings.