Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kate's Blogging for Blogging

What was the hardest thing about this unit?

- The hardest thing about htis unit was doing all of the sub questions. Some questions being harder than others but by the end of the whole unit it became very easy. Another thing I found harder than i expected was Crypto, depending on the numbers. It really gets you thinking and sometimes is quite challenging.

What do you understand now that you did not understand before?

- I now understand that when you are trying to compare fractions you need to have the same size whole to do it accurately. Eg. 1/2 of this o is smaller than 1/2 of this O. I also now understand there are many different ways to answer one question and that you should always show your work if you can in two or more different ways. I now know not to look at fractions in only one way, esspecially when adding or comparing. Using the Clock method really helps and makes life so much easier.

If you had to teach your parents something about fractions what would it be and how would you do it?
- If i was to teach my parents something it would have to be when comparing fractions it is much easier to use a Clock. I would explain to them that when comparing these to fractions 2/3 and 7/12 can be done wihtout finding a common denominator. You just use a clock as your example. One third of a 60 minutes is 20 minutes so you times that by 2 becuase there are two thirds. So 20+20=40 so that would be 40/60 or 4/6. Then you would look at 7/12 and the clock is divided into 12 parts each worth five minutes so you would do 5 x 7 = 35. That would be 35/60 Then you would compare 35 minutes of an hour to 40 minutes of an out and obviously 40 minutes is larger so in total 2/3 is the larger of the two.


1 comment:

Mr. H said...

Wow you wrote alot. Thanks for putting the effort into this assignment.