Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Day 3 - Fraction
Fraction can be simple and not as complicated as I have learnt during my primary school years back in the 90s.
If the parts are the same, we can name them. For example, half, one third, one quarter, one fifths.
Teaching fraction to young children through dramatising game
The correct way of saying fraction - 3 tenths
not 3 over 10
not 3 upon 10
Uses of fraction:
- fraction as part of 1 whole thing (e.g. a pizza)
- fraction as part of a set. (e.g. a group of children)
One of the "oh" moment that I got from the day was how we can do division of fraction in the way that I have never thought of that it will work. Just like this!