30 Apr

Good afternoon boys and girls, Good afternoon parents,
I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful afternoon we are having!

Today in class we began learning about equivalent fractions.


Here is a document summarizing what we covered in class today in regards to equivalent fractions!
Equivalent Fractions
After reading over this document and reviewing notes from class I encourage students to visit the Math is Fun website and answer the 10 questions at the bottom of the page. This should not take you too long, so do not worry! 🙂

Also, I know many of you have Ipads, Ipods, and Iphones at home. I found an app by McGraw-Hill that offers a quick and easy way to practice fraction concepts and relationships.
Students can play this game at home to practice what they’ve learned in class, best thing about this app is that it is FUN and FREE.

Knowledge of fractions fall under the Number Sense and Numeration strand of the Ontario Math Curriculum for grade 5. Students will meet the following expectations of the curriculum as they master their skills on fractions:
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 100 000; representing money amounts to $1000; developing the concept of place value to hundredths; comparing and ordering fractional amounts with like denominators; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to hundredths; multiplying two-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers;
dividing three-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers; relating simple fractions to decimals.

– represent, compare, and order fractional amounts with like denominators, including
proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers, using a variety of tools (e.g., fraction circles, Cuisenaire rods, number lines) and using standard fractional notation;
– demonstrate and explain the concept of equivalent fractions, using concrete materials
(e.g., use fraction strips to show that 3/4 is equal to 9/12.
– determine and explain, through investigation using concrete materials, drawings,
and calculators, the relationship between fractions (i.e.,with denominators of 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, and 100) and their equivalent decimal forms (e.g., use a 10 x 10 grid to show that 2/5 = 40/100, which can also be represented as 0.4);

See you all tomorrow!
Miss. Persaud


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