At the end of Fractions Week, Mr Ellis shared a ‘fair feast’ with all the leaders of learning that were chosen by the other children in the school.

We had some fun sharing out all of the feast.

There were 12 leaders of learning at the feast and they shared –

12 cartons of orange juice

32 cherry tomatoes

3 cakes (one lemon, one raspberry, one chocolate)

What fraction of each food did everybody eat? Try to explain how you worked it out.

They would have had a 1/4 each of cake and cherry tomates they would have 3 full tomates each

If 12 people got 3 tomatoes each, would that equal 32 tomatoes?

How much of each cake would each person get as it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t share out the flavours?!

Mr E

The cartons of orange are simple because there were 12 cartons and 12 people.

On the other hand, the tomatoes are more complicated.

It was very complicated! Can you try to explain to everyone how we worked it out? What was our starting point and how did we break down the problem to make it easier?

Mr E

Lots of fractions are equivalent, at the fair feast an easy option would be 1/12 for each person. What else could each person get?

The cherry tomatoes would be the easyest between 10 people because theres 10 tomatoes

2 tomatoes and a 6th , 1 cartoon of juice each, and a 25th of cake!