Skills Assignment

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Skills

We are doing a new unit on Fractions!
For our assignment, we must explain in 2 different ways for 2 pairs of fractions. We have to show if there are the same, bigger, or smaller. The first fractions are two thirds and four sixths.
Two thirds and four sixths are actually the same. If you simplified four sixths it would equal two thirds, they are equivalent fractions. If you punched them into your calculator you would get 0.6666667 repeating for them both. But they are different in a way, for example if you said you had to run two thirds of a kilometer but I said you had to run four sixths of a kilometer. I would be saying the same thing but I would be more precise, more accurate.

Okay, our last fractions are one eighth and one fourth. Which one is bigger, smaller, or equal?

One fourth is bigger! To prove this we can draw a picture showing the size or in this way. For example you are ordering a pizza from Pizza Hut and you got two pizzas of the small size, shape, toppings, THERE THE SAME IN EVERY WAY. Okay, the first pizza is cut up into eighths and the second one is cut into fourths. Now you can choose what pizza you what, would you want one fourths of a pizza or one eighths of one. I hoped you picked one fourths of one because its bigger unless your like me and your not hungry.