# Numeracy

Fractions

-when a shape is split into 2 equal parts they are called halves

-when a shape is split into 4 equal parts they are called quarters

This week we are going to investigate splitting a shape into eighths, or 8 equal parts.

* Fold an A4 page (or any rectangle/square page) in half, then in

half again, then in half again.

* When you open out the page, there should be 8 equal parts.

Each part is called 1/8  or one eighth. Colour each eighth a

different colour.

* 2 parts would be called 2/8 or 2 eighths

3 parts would be called 3/8 or 3 eighths

Can you name 4 parts, 5 parts, 6 parts, 7 parts, 8 parts?

Do you know what 4/8 would be the same as?

* Challenge - Make another rectangular flag.

Colour 2/8 green   2/8 blue and 4/8 yellow

Try another one that is 1/8 red 3/8 yellow 3/8 green 1/8 purple

* Test your skills at flag making using the Fraction Flags game on

Primary Games on the Interactive Resources website.

Fraction Pizzas

Design a pizza on a paper plate or using a circle on a page.

Split your pizza into 8 equal parts. (Draw a line down the middle, then across the middle, then draw 2 diagonal lines.)

My favourite would be 1/2 pepperoni   1/4 ham   1/8 chicken and

1/8 peppers.

What will your pizza toppings be?

Describe them using fractions language.

Addition of Hundreds Tens and Units

We have been learning how to add numbers

* horizontally 463+235=

400+60+3+200+30+5=      using partitioning

* vertically   H T U

4 6 3

+  2 3 5      Making sure to line up the columns

of hundreds, tens and units.

3. 831 plus 142

4. 620 plus 107