What Are We Learning Today? L.O. To read and write Proper Fractions Take 12 cubes • 12 cubes joined together makes one whole stick. • If I divide the stick into 2 equal parts I will have 2 halves. • ½ + ½ = 1 whole • If I now divide my stick into 4 equal parts I will have 4 quarters. • ¼ + ¼ + ¼ + ¼ = 1 whole • How many cubes were in each half? • How many cubes were in each quarter? • If I take just one quarter, how many quarters are left? • So I could write ¼ +¾=1 • What would that be in cubes? • What number sentence could I write to show this? 3 + 9 = 12 10 Squares • • • How many squares are shaded? How many squares are there altogether? How can we write this as a fraction? • 3 10 •How many squares are not shaded? What are these 2 numbers? Numerator How many sections are shaded Denominator 3 10 How many sections the whole has been divided into How many squares are shaded? How many squares are there altogether? How can we write this as a fraction? What is the denominator? What is the numerator? Individual Work • • • • Shading Fractions Sheet. Remember to count the squares. What is the denominator? Use Multilink cubes to help. • Extension: Draw a 6x4 rectangle and decide yourself what fraction could be shaded.