Today you will work on two tasks, which will be based on factors and comparing fractions.

1. FACTORS

Yesterday we learnt that factors are numbers that divide equally into a larger number. For example, the factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 24. You will be making a factor tree for **one** of the following numbers. Ensure you find all of the numbers factors.

48 96 150 200 240

You will need to complete your factor tree in your books first. After you have practised in your book, you will be able to design a factor tree by using coloured paper.

Below is a image of a factor tree that you can use to help you structure your own factor tree.

2. COMPARING FRACTIONS

We have started to compare fractions. Below are two games that will enable you to compare different fractions. Make sure you think very carefully when playing the game about which fraction is smaller and which fraction is larger. You will need to use the greater than and less than symbols to signal which fractions is larger or smaller. Remember the point of the symbol will always point towards the smaller fraction/number.

http://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_compare.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_TugTeamFractions.html

After you have played the game, please comment in a post about the challenges you faced when trying to compare fractions.

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I had trouble with finding all the factors that equaled with 240.

I found it very difficult to compare the fractions with both games. I know how to make equivalent fractions and I know factors and multiples well, but I’m not really sure about comparing fractions. I did like the challenge, though.

I found it pritty easy to do facters because i know a thing that helps me alot with facters.

i found it easy because i now the factors of 240

I found this task easy because I now know factors