## Saturday, October 20, 2007

### Chantal's Growing Post

1/4 + 7/12 is bigger than 1/2 + 1/6.
I got my answer by using clocks.

1/2 + 1/6
1/2 of 60mins is 30mins or 30/60, and 1/6 of 60mins is 10 mins or 10/60.
So I got 40 mins or 40/60.

1/4 + 7/12
1/4 of 60mins is 15mins or 15/60, and 7/12 of 60mins is 35mins or 35/60.
So I got 50mins or 50/60.

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Chantal's Bike Race
We found that all of the stops were equivalent
to 60. We also saw that most of the stops were equivalent to each other.

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http://www.vectorkids.com/vkfractions.htm

In this game it shows you a picture of a fraction drawn in a circle. You have to write the numerator and the denominator of the picture that it shows and it will give you a point if you are right and it won't if you were wrong. At the end it will give you a score out of ten.
I think this is a good site because it can help you do a better job at solving fractions and the numerator and the denominator.

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I got every 5km for every twelfth of the way by dividing 60 by 12. I got every 10km for every sixth of the way because if you divide 60 by 6 it is 10. Than I divided the 60km into 6 groups of 10, and 6 goes into 3 twice so each group gets 20km, and thats how i found out every twelfth, sixth and a third of the way. A pattern that I saw for every twelfth, sixth and a third was that they are all equivalent fractions.
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I chose the number 16.
You can use the choping way by cutting it into half and getting 8 and then chopping 8 into half and getting 4. Or you can just use division by doing 16 divided by 4.
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One of the questions on the test was 1/3 and 1/2 does not equal 2/5. I used a clock so 1/3 of 60mins equals 20mins and 1/2 of 60mins equals 30mins. Than you add them together and you get 50/60 or 5/6.
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I give myself a 31 out of 35 because I think I could have improved on some things and other things were done very well.