Sunday, 7 April 2013

Blog Entry 2


Today we learnt about Fractions. It is a very difficult topic for children to understand. We were given a piece of paper to fold into four equal parts. It’s very interesting to know how many different folds we can make to form four equal parts. I tried folding equal rectangles and equal squares. Some of my classmates came up with other ideas such as cutting the paper to form four equal parts. I also learnt to create four equal parts by folding and overlapping, cutting and overlapping and cut rearrange and overlap. Hope to try more ways creating equal parts.

By giving children a paper to fold, we are providing children with concrete experiences and children can really come up with wonderful ideas. All along I was thinking that apple is a good example to teach fraction. It is today that I was told that apple is a bad example to teach fractions.
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