## Sunday, 13 September 2015

### Week 8

 Sharing our fractions
This week we began to look at fractions. We talked about how fractions are part of 'a whole' and what parts we could see. We folded paper to show halves, quarters, eighths and sixteenths. When TA folded her paper to make twenty-twentieths, LJ said he could see four groups of five :)

 How many tenths?

We coloured in parts of the whole and named the fraction. Then we shared with our peers and named each others fractions.

We also used the multilink cubes to look at halves, fifths and tenths. We made our own fractions, drew them and named them.

## Monday, 7 September 2015

### Week 7

On Monday we learnt a new game with whaea Susan. It has quickly become our favourite game and it helps us to learn our tables!

### Week 6

 Some of our posters
Using the pictures we took on Friday, we created Comic Life posters to explain what we could see in our pictures. We used all the different used all the different ways of saying 'grouping' that we could remember.

RA saw four groups of four pictures, which was a total of sixteen pictures.

SH saw 3 lots of 2 rubbish bins, which equalled 6 rubbish bins.

AA saw 2 x 3 windows, which was the same as 6 windows.

LJ saw three lots of two shoes, which was a total of six shoes.

TA saw four groups of five pictures, which equalled twenty pictures.

## Tuesday, 1 September 2015

### Week 5

 Grouping

This week, we have been using multiplicative thinking, equal groups, and fair shares to share out.
We looked at problems like: there are 20 children in the class. They need to be placed into equal groups. How many different ways can we group the children. We used counters to show our groups.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we did some more problems like that but we drew pictures of our arrays and then we did it with the animal arrays.

 Animal Arrays

With the animal arrays, we also investigated how many ways we could show the same numbers. For example, we could show 24 animals by using arrays of 6 groups of 4 or 8 groups of 3... as well as other ways.

On Friday, we took pictures around the school of some of the 'groups of' things that we found in the school. Then we came back and shared our pictures and explained what they were groups of.