Food and FRACTIONS!
Luckily for us, food and fractions go very well together.
This week we'd like you to get baking/cooking!
How many ways can you show your food as a fraction?
How many people are in your household? Which number will this be, the numerator or denominator?
If you are sharing something, what fraction are you getting?
Can you show the fraction in any other way? simplified? decimal? percentage?
Here are some ideas that you could try.
Remember to write your fractions down with an explanation in your work books or send us a picture to;
Learn fractions while making biscuits
We know you don’t all love learning about fractions and division, but most of you enjoy eating biscuits.
Have a go at making these chocolate chip biscuit recipe.
Once you’ve weighed and measured the ingredients, you can divide the biscuit dough into pieces.
This recipe makes 24 biscuits, so the dough can easily be divided to make fewer or more biscuits.
Once the biscuits are baked, you can chat to your adults about adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you answer these questions...
a) If I have 4 biscuits, what would the fraction be?
b) If you also have 4 biscuits, how many of the biscuits do we both have?
c) Is there a way of making that fraction smaller?
d) If you gave 2 of your biscuits to a friend, how would you work out the new fraction?
Remember to write your answers as a fraction!
If you do not have the ingredients to make biscuits, you can do this with many other food items.
Make a sandwich - how many different parts do you have? what fraction of the sandwich is bread?
Your dinner plate - how many different items do you have on your plate? what fraction is potatoes?
share a pizza - how many slices was your pizza divided into? What fraction of the pizza did you eat?