When do you use fractions in the real world?

Go on a fractions hunt around your house – can you find any ‘real’ fractions?

Do you know any adults that use fractions in their job? How do they use them? Post an explanation to show everyone else how they are used.

Pizza and money, 25p is a quarter of £1 and 50p is a half of a £1

…..and 25 cm is a quarter of a metre! Can you find that on a metre stick? Mrs M

Toast,if you took a slice of toast you would get a quater piece.

Does this mean that your toast is sliced into four equal parts? Do you have triangles or rectangles? Mrs M

mum cut my orange into 8 slices we shared it equally so we had 4 /8 .

Can you write that fraction in a different way? Mrs M

I have triangles.

we cut up my orange into 8 slices and had 4 peices which is half each .

Good fractions learning, Amie.

Imagine you had two oranges cut into 8 pieces. You ate 4 pieces of one orange and 4 of the other orange. What fraction of the oranges did you eat?

Mr E

You use fractions when telling the time. Half past and quarter past !

In a shop you might have half price sale. Shops usually use percentages, 25% is a quarter off. 😉

Good thinking.

I like it when I go shopping and there are further reductions.

What if a £20 purple jumper had 25% off and then a further third off. (It has to be purple because that is my favourite colour!)

How much would I pay for the jumper?

Mr E

£10 it’s also 50% off

I have a question for everyone to think about ….

At the pizza restaurant I eat half of my pizza.

My sister only eats a quarter of her pizza.

But … she has eaten more pizza than me!

How could that be? Try to think logically.

Could you draw a picture to show your thinking?

That is a good question – looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Mr E

She could of had a large pizza and you had a small pizza.

If you had 4 people and one ice cream you would have to cut it in half two times and make sure that it is equal. Each person will have a quarter.

Great technical words.

What if there were two flavours of ice cream shared between 4 people?

Mr E

Mr Ellis would you have to half the same amout to be equal the other person would have to have the same colour and flavour or it’s not fair

They would all have 1/4 of each flavour

I ate 8/16 of the orange you can have one half each .

That is true Amie! 8/16 is equivalent to 1/2.

Can you think of any other fractions that are equivalent to 1/2?

Also 16/32 is a equivelent to a half

You can split anything into fractions you just have to know how!

When your looking at recipes it says:”cut the ……. Into 3/6″

Alice cutting something in half and half again is called quarters.

What if you have 3 bread sticks and 9 people and you had to share the bread sticks between 9 people.

What if you had shared the feast between 2 people. You and your friend had already eaten 1/4 each. Then another friend turns up! What fraction do the three friends have ( what’s left) ?

I’ve got a question for everyone. What if I ordered 5 ice cream tubs. Two of the ice cream tubs had 3/4 in the tub. The other 3 had half of the ice cream in it. I took one of the ice cream tubs back. I had 2 3/4 tubs and 2 1/2 tubs. What did I take back to the shop?

one half Lauren

Each person would have to have 1/4 of each flavoUr to make it fair

I think each person would have 1/4 which is fair

What if they ate two flavours between four people, then a fifth person came for ice cream with them?

I throught that the people would only have 1/3 of the pizza

What if I went to the shop and brought 3 tubs of ice cream one raspberry, one plum and one caramel .Two friend had already eaten 1 tub equally and another friend turns up? how much ice-cream does each person have equally?

The feast altogether would be easyer because each person would have the same size of everything if they measured it poperly

I loved this work tricky but fun

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