Maths Rotations 31/7/2014

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.

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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.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Maths Rotations 31/7/2014

  1. 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.

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