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Equivalent fractions investigation 05.11.2018

On Monday, Year 6 reinvigorated their mathematical brains after the holidays by investigating how we can show equivalent fractions in a variety of ways. We began by discussing the meaning of the word 'equivalent' and what we mean by 'parts' and 'the whole' in terms of fractions. There was some excellent mathematical discussion about why a whole isn't always necessarily the number 1. Children were then asked to use the equipment available (fractions walls, numicon, peg boards, diennes, cuissenaire and more!) to prove that one fraction was equivalent to another.