Thursday, 26 October 2017

Lego Fractions


We are continuing our exploration of fractions. I thought it might be interesting to see how we could represent unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4 etc) using one of our favourite learning tools - Lego!

So we started off gently. Let's have a look at 1/2...






Then 1/3...











Yep - that was pretty much what I was expecting.

So I asked, "Can you do it another way?"

Never fails...

Here is what 1/2 could look like:



Or this...



Or this...



And 1/3:



And...




And from that, a student worked out 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5...




Yes, I know, we went beyond the Australian Curriculum requirements for Year 2 - but how do you stop the kids when they are on a roll and obviously know what they are doing?







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