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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fractions - Bonus Post for Monday

We do an activity called Count Around the Circle frequently in math and during morning meeting. We sit in a circle and count by ones, twos, fives and tens starting at various numbers. Today we tried to do count around the circle while counting using fractional parts. We started with counting by ones, then we counted by halves and finally we counted by fourths. It was fun trying to predict how many wholes we would have after one round of counting around the circle. You can see our counts in the charts in the picture below. After that we solved a problem that involved fractions. The problem was:

Ms. Jill has 10 brownies to share. She is going to share them with Ms. Wendy, Ms, Mary Beth and Ms. Dana. How many brownies will each teacher get? There can't be any leftovers.

We worked on the problem by ourselves first and then with our table group and finally as a whole group. Eizaiah walked us through his way to solve the problem as you will see in the pictures below.

Finally we played a fraction game on our iPads called Pizza Math. We all set goals for ourselves about what level we would play and how many we could get incorrect. We worked hard to reach out goal and then set new goals.

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