March 30, 2015

An introduction to fractions

We began Unit 8 of the Grade Three Math program today. We're talking all about fractions in this unit.

The boys and girls learned that: 

  • fractions are all about making equal groups (just like multiplication and division) 
  • a fraction has a numerator and a denominator
  • the larger the denominator, the smaller the fractional piece
  • fractional names include: halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths and so on 
  • we don't say "halfs"; instead, the correct word is: halves


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