Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kate's Scribe

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chantal's Scribe Post - Jan 30



Charity's Scribe

1.) There are 24 hours in a day and scientists tell us that we should sleep for 3/8 of a day. How much time should we spend sleeping?

This is what I did for number 1:

2.)The National History Museum has collected 125 dinosaurs. George has collected 3/5 of of this amount. How many dinosaurs has George collected?

This is what I did for number 2:

3.) Mr.Murrin is 160cm tall and his brother Tom is 7/8 as tall as him. How tall is Tom?

This is what I did for question 3:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jocelyne's Scribe

Math Test


In question one I first made common denominators to add the fractions up.

The common denominator i used was 15 so to get the denominator of 15 i multiplied 1/5 by 3 and got 3/15 and for the other fraction i multiplied 2/3 by 5 and got 10/15. after i added the 2 fractions and got 13/15. And then i added up the whole numbers together which gave us 4 then i added up 4 plus 13/15 and gave me 4 13/15.

In this question i made common denominators and the common denominator i used was 12. After i made common denominators i took the 2 mixed numbers and made them into improper fractions and then subtracted them both. the answer was an improper fraction so i simplified it to 1 11/12 .


In this question i switched the numerators around and reduced the 4/8 then just multiplied the 2 fractions. The answer i got was 7/10.


In this question I made the fractions into improper fractions then switched the numerators. After switching the numerators i reduced the fraction into whole numbers. I multiplied the whole numbers together and it gave me the answer of 12.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jessica Q's Scribe Post

Today in math class ...

We learned an easier way to multiply mixed fractions. (:

To multiply mixed fractions, you must:
  • Change the mixed fraction into an improper fraction
  • Multiply Numerators
  • Multiply Denominators
  • Simplify Fractions

Here are some examples of what we did to multiply mixed fractions:
2 1/6 x 1 3/4

To multiply the mixed fractions, you must multiply the Denominator by the Whole Number and add the Numerator. (D x W + N)

6 X 2 + 1 = 13 = 13/6
4 X 1 + 3 = 7 = 7/4

13/6 X 7/4 = 91/24

The answer is 91/24. We now have to make it a mixed fraction.

This means:
2 1/6 X 1 3/4 = 3 19/24

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chaseley's Scribe

In math class today we had to do an extreme makeover with fractions!! (:
We turned UGLY fractions into BEAUTIFUL fractions (:

1.Since 20/33 and 11/30 are ugly we swapped them. ( 11/33 x 20/30)

2.Now we had to simplify the fractions (11/33 = 1/3) (20/30= 2/3)


1/3 x 2/3 = 2/9

1x2= 2

3x3= 9

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Marlon's Scribe post

Today in class we reviewed the 3 techniques we use in order to solve fraction problems for ex. 4/5 + 5/6. The 3 techniques were clocks, money, and double number lines.


We first found all the denominators that could go into 60 since there are 60 minutes in a hour. All the denominators we found were:

60, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 3

We then did one fraction question together only using clocks as our strategy.


3/5 + 2/12 =23/30

We first divded the denominators into 60 to get how much minutes there are in 5ths and 12ths. We then multiplied the answer which was 20 minutes(5ths) and 5 minutes(12ths) to there numerators. This made it 36 minutes(3/5) and 10 minutes(2/12). It look a little bit like this

Mr Harbeck then gave us 3 more questions to work on only using clocks, and they were

2/3 + 1/10=

7/10 + 1/5=


We first found all the denominators that goes into 100 because there are 100 cents in a dollar. The denominators are

100, 2, 4, 5, 10, 25, and 50.

We then did another question as a class only using money as our strategy and the question was


2/5 + 7/10=1 1/10

We first took the denominators and divided them into 100 to get 20 cents(2/5) and 10 cents(7/10). Next we took 20 cents then timesed it by it's numerator 2 to get 40 cents. We also did the same thing to 10 cents so we got 70 cents. We then got the 40 cents (2/5) and 70 cents (7/10) then added them together. When we added them together we got the sum of 1.10 which turned into a mixed fraction would be 1 10/100 then simplified would be 1 1/10. It would have looked like this

Mr Harbeck gave us 3 more questions to only solve them using money and they are

6/10 + 11/25=

2/5 + 3/4=

13/50 + 11/20=

Double Number lines

We first found out all the fractions that you could use this strategy and they are called as "Ugly Fractions".

We worked on a problem as a class only using double number lines to help us and the question was


3/8 x 4/9=

We first tried to find the lowest common denominator so we multiplied 8 and 9 to get 72 so we then knew that the fraction should be out of 72. We then multiplied 3 to 9 because what you do to the bottom number of a fraction you have to do the same to the top and we got 27/72 for the first fraction. To get the second fraction we needed to multiply 4 to 8 because what you do to the bottom number of a fraction you have to do the same to the top then we got 32 and we already know it will be out of 72( 32/72). Now all we neede to do was to add them to gether and since they both have the same denominator all you have to do is add the numerator and we got 59/72. Here is how we did it on a double number line

Today's Slides

Here are today's slides

Chantal's Scribe


Today in class we were using a fraction number line,

what we did was started off by everyone choosing 3

fractions. My group chose:5/15, 2/5, 1/4, 1/2, 2/3,

15/20, 3/8, 9/12, 2/16, 5/8, 10/12, and 6/10.

What we did with the fractions was put them all on a

number line.

I took my 3 fractions and made them into pictures.

We also made mixed fractions and shared them with our groups.
My group had:
5 5/6, 4 5/6, 4 4/10, 3 3/4, 2 1/5, 2 3/10, 1 4/12 and 4 4/5.