## Fractions – introduction to quarters (split 4 ways)

I am learning to understand what a quarter is (¼)?

I know I can do it when I can divide an object into 4 equal parts and use the term ‘quarters’.

Watch the following video which outlines the difference between halves and quarters:

I ordered a pizza to share with my 3 friends. The problem was, we all liked different things.

I liked pizza with cheese, ham and tomato. Mr. Lee liked pizza with cheese and olives. Mrs. Lorigan liked pizza with just cheese. Miss Nolan liked pizza with cheese, ham and pineapple.

How could we share this one pizza?

Create with paper or draw how the pizza will look and write a sentence to describe what you have done.

## Fractions – Different ways of showing half

I am learning to represent half in many different ways using different materials.

I know I can do it when I can represent half in many different ways.

To gain a better understanding of what dividing into halves means, watch ‘Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy’

How many different ways can you show half? Represent halves in different ways.

You may use paper, LEGO blocks, toys you have, patterns, apples, oranges, sandwiches and playdough. Take photos of all the halves that you have created.

Try to show at least 5 examples.

## Fractions – Dividing a Whole into Halves

I am learning to split an object into two equal parts and describe them.

I know I can do it when I can create a necklace that has two different halves.

Now that you understand what a whole is, today’s focus is on identifying halves. Dividing a whole into two equal parts makes two halves.

Watch the video below to learn more about halves. ↓↓↓

You will be demonstrating what two halves look like by making your own pasta necklace:

Follow these steps to make your pasta necklace:

1. Get a long piece of string (for a necklace).
2. Have two different types of pasta. This may be two different colours or different types that you can thread onto your necklace. EG: penne, rigatoni, macaroni, straws, Froot Loops and beads.
3. Make a necklace to show each half having the same amount of pasta. How do you know that they have the same amount?
4. Please bring your pasta necklace to Wednesday’s WebEx meeting to share with the class.

## Fractions – Whole and Half

I am learning to understand what a whole is and what a whole looks like.

I know I can do it when I can understand and draw whole objects.

This week we are going to look at fractions, but before we do that, it is important to talk about what we mean by a whole.

A whole means one entire thing – Something complete.

Think about the following statements:

A whole cake

A whole banana

A whole class

A whole song

A whole bag of lollies

A whole pizza

What do these statements mean? Discuss.

Your task is to draw these objects as a whole.