## Wednesday, October 31, 2007

### JR's First Growing Post

First we drew the route of the 60 km bike race. Then we put a legend so you can see where each stop was. 60 represents as 60 km divided by every way (ex. every 4th, 8th and 5th)
Food Wagon : 1/4 , 60/4 = 15 km
Water : 1/10 , 60/10 =6
Juice : 1/5 , 60/5 =12
Km markers : 1/12 , 1/6 and also 1/3

Wich is larger?
1/2 + 1/6 or 1/3 + 1/4 ?

Example: (1/2) 60/2 = 30 min
(1/6) 60/6 = 10 min (then add 30 + 10)
= 40 mins

(1/3) 60/3 = 20 min
(1/4) 60/4 = 15 min ( then add 20 + 15)
= 35 min
1/2 and 1/6 is larger

### Jordan's Blogging on Blogging

I understand how to use clocks now more than i used to.
I would teach my parents how to use clocks by making up some problems and after i taught them I'd try to get them to solve the questions.

## Tuesday, October 30, 2007

### Nikki's Growing Post

WHICH IS LARGER?! 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12 ???
1/4 and 7/12 is bigger cause,
1/4 = 15 mins
7/12 = 35 mins
15 + 35 = 50 mins

1/2 and 1/6 is smaller cause,
1/2 = 30 mins
1/6 = 10 mins
30 + 10 = 40 mins

4&5)Nikki and Judy's Bike Race!

Two Things About Our Bikerace-instead of putting a marker on every 12th of the course, we put it on every 12 km... the same with all the other markers.-we used multiples of the number between 1-60 to find out where to put each colour

6) http://www.jamit.com.au/welcome.html This site is a great site to learn fractions with because it teaches you different kinds of fractions like improper, equivalent etc. through many lessons. There is a game for you to practice your skills. =)

7) Find 1/12 , 1/6, or 1/3 of the 60 km bike race : if you're looking for every 3rd of the course, you have to divide 60 by 3=20 so every 20th km, is a marking for 1/3 of the course.
The km marked 1/3 are:
20, 40, 60

8) 2 different ways to find 1/4 and 3/4 of a 16 : 1/4:-to find 1/4 of 16, you could divide it by 4, and the quotient would be 1/4 of 16. Dividing 16 by 4 to find 1/4 only works because 1/4 is a unit fraction.

3/4:
-first find 1/4 of 16, 16/4= 4 then multiply 4 by 3 because 4 is only 1/4 of 16, and we need 3/4. 4x3=12
-first find 2/4 of 16 which is the same as 1/2.

9) 8/24 or 2/9 which is larger?
-when you first look at it, you'd think 2/9 is larger because the numerator, 2 is only 7 away for the denominater, 9, while for 8/24, 8 is 16 away from 24.

## Sunday, October 28, 2007

### Marcus's First Growing Post

Which one is bigger?
1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12.

This is a picture of 1\2 + 1\6

This is a picture of 1/4 + 7\12

This is my bike race.

P.S ACTUALLY IT IS ERICKS AND TIERS!!!

### Janelles First Growing Post

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

You Can Use A Clock To find out what the answer is.
1/2 is 30 minutes
1/6 is 10 minutes
then add them together that equals 40 min.s

1/4 is 25 minutes
7/12 is 35 minutes (1/12 = 5 minutes)
25+35=1hour and 5 minutes

so 1/4 and 7/12 is bigger by 25minutes

### Janelles First Growing Post

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

You Can Use A Clock To find out what the answer is.
1/2 is 30 minutes
1/6 is 10 minutes
then add them together that equals 40 min.s

1/4 is 25 minutes
7/12 is 35 minutes (1/12 = 5 minutes)
25+35=1hour and 5 minutes

so 1/4 and 7/12 is bigger by 25minutes

### Jurrell's Blogging on Blogging

The hardest thing about this unit would have to be cutting up the subs equally into the students. Because you had to figure out a number that would give you another number to help you with the other questions.

What do you understand now that you didn't understand before?
One thing i now understasnd that i didn't understand before is using a clock to figure out adding fraction questions.

If you had to teach your parents something about fractions what would it be and how would you do it?
If i had to teach my parents something about fractions it would have to be adding fractions. The way i would do it is by the clock method now that i understand it.

## Saturday, October 27, 2007

### Chris's Blogging on Blogging

The hardest thing about this unit was when we did the final calculations of even amount of subs to each student. We were able to get an even amount but the pieces were way to small and i couldn't make big pieces there was always a small amount left.

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

What i understand now that i didn't before was how to find fractions out using clocks " always used the Lowest common denomenator and other mathatmatic ways.

If you had to teach your parents something about fractions what would it be and how would you do it?

It would be hard to teach them something but a way I could teach them is easier ways of getting answers to fractions by using clocks and teach them the simple thing like 1/2 = 30min and 1/6 = 10 1/12 = 5, 1/3 = 20, 1/4 = 15 you divide the denominator by 60 then thats how much each part of the whole equals.

### Jurrell's First Growing Post

Which is larger?
1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

1 / 4 = 15 because 60 divided by 4 is 15
7 / 12 = 35, because 60/12 = 5, 5x7 = 35
15+35=50mins

1 / 2 = 30 because 60 divided by 2 is 30

1/6 = 10, because 60 divided by 6 is 10

30+10=40mins

1/4 + 7/12 is larger.

jurrells Bikerace

In my bikerace what we did was we divided the numbers by the denominators and since they were unit fractions you were able to do that.
Second thing we did is that since one of the numbers are a a decimal number we just took that number and divided into 60km.

What are 2 diffrent ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number. Use one of the following 16, 22, or 110?
one way to find 1/4 of 16 is you divide 16/4 = 4.
3/4 of 16 is you divide 16 by 4=4 then you multiply it by 3 because theres 3/4=12.
I picked this website of games because it gives you a lot of games to choose from. Whether you like " Tony's Fraction Pizza Shop " to "Fraction Rings".

Which one is larger?
1/3+1/2 or 2/6+1/12=

1/3=
60/3=20
1/2=60/2=30 so I add the minutes together, and it would be 50 minutes.
2/6=60/6=10 + 60/6= 20
1/12=60/12=5 then you add the minutes together, and it would equal 25
1/3+1/2 is larger

### Molly's bike race

1.) We divided 60 by the number of space's we needed to find were we would place every thing.

2.) We also used clocks to show in a diferent form on how we got the answer. Like 60 divided by 10 that would mean you cut the clock in 6 and you will gat ten.

## Thursday, October 25, 2007

### Chris's First Growing Post

3. Which is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12?

- You know 1/2 of 60 is 30 (60 divided by 2)

then 1/6 is 60 divided by 6 which equals 10

They are both unit fraction so you are able to divide them by by 6 and 2. 40+10=50 minutes

- 1/4+ 7/12, 1/4 you get by halving 1 half its a quarter or 60 divided by 4 equals 15 1/4= 15min for 7/12 60 divided by 12 equals 5, there are 7 5's so 7 times 5= 35 or from the earlier question 1/6 is 10 minutes now that the denominator doubles the times halves so then 10 divided by 2= 5 5 times 7 = 35

Chris and Jurrell's Bike Race

For our Bike Race we put markers with initialise for each km needed ex we got them every 5th, 12th, 10th, 3rd, 4th, 6th.

Each Km equaled after one square and so on.

This site shows where to add fractions and multiply, divide and subtract. It is really easy to understand with the pictures too. They simplify the questions really good to understand so if u have trouble with fractions this site should show u a thing or two.

7) Find 1/12 , 1/6, or 1/3 of the 60 km bike race

When i saw this question i noticed that 3 goes into 12 and 6. So since 1/12 is the smallest fraction i divided it into 60 and got 5. So i put a marker every 5 km and noticed that i didn't have to do work for one 3rd and 6th.

8) 2 different ways to find 1/4 and 3/4 of a 16

1 way of getting a 1/4 of 16 would be to divide 16 into 4 and you would get 4 another way to get 1/4 of 16th is to half the 16 then half it again. making u get a quarter. For 3/4 16 divided by 4 is 4 do then times that by 3 u get 12. Another way is to half 16 then half it again and take 3 pieces of the 4.

9) 8/24 or 2/9 which is larger?

The way i do it is i found that 8 goes into 24 3 times and that 2 goes into 9 4 and 1 remainder

So from that u know 8/24 is larger. Another way is to simplify 8/24 to 1/3 because 8 goes into 24 3 times.

### Charmaine's Growing post

Charmaine's Bike Race

I showed where every marking would be.
I showed where every 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 3th,
5th, and 10th on the bike race.

### Josephine's First Growing Post

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12?

1/2= 60 mins divided by 2 = 30 minutes.
1/6= 60 mins divided by 6 = 10 minutes.
30mins + 10mins = 40 mins or 4/6.
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1/4= 60 mins divided by 4 = 15 minutes.
7/12= 60 mins divided by 12 = 5 minutes. Since there's 7/12 you have to multiply 7 by 5 which equals 35 minutes.
15mins + 35mins = 50mins or 5/6.
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Therefore 1/4 + 7/12 is larger because there are more pieces and there are more minutes on the clock.

Josephine's and Angelica's Bikerace :

Me and my partner marked down the different stations in different colours so it would be easier for people to read it. And we also put abreviations of the stations next to it.

This bike race was 60 km course .
There was a ...

...Resting point every 1/8 of the way.
...Food wagon every 1/4 of the way.
...Water Stations every 1/10 of the way.
...Juice and Fruit Tables every 1/5 of the way.
...Km markers every 1/12, 1/6 and 1/3 of the way.

6. Do a google search for fraction games. Find a good site and write a review of the game. Tell everyone what is good about this site. You also need to create a link to the site.
- http://www.vectorkids.com/vkfractions.htm . In this game there is a picture of a fraction and all you have to do is figure out what the fraction is. I think this game is good because you learn how to make fractions (this game is really easy).

7.Go back to your picture of the bike race. Tell us all about how you calculated the Km positions at a twelfth, sixth and a third. did you see any patterns?
- Me and my partner divided 60 because there are 60 km in the race by 12, 6, and 3 because in the problem it said that the kilometer markers would be in those positions. And for the other stations we divided 60 by 8, 4, 10, and 5 (denominators of the fractions).

8. What are 2 different ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number. Use one of the following 16, 22, or 110.
- 16: To find out what 1/4 of 16 is, you have to divide 16 by 4 which gives you 4. To find out what 3/4 of 16 is you have to divide 16 by 4 which gives you 4 then you have to multiply it by 3 because theres 3/4 not just one, and that gives you 12. Another way to find out how to get 1/4 and 3/4 of 16 is to draw picture, like a clock.

9. Write a fraction question and answer it. It has to be a question like one you have had on a test. You may answer it in pictorial or word form.
- Which is Larger 1/4 + 1/6 or 6/12 + 1/3?
1/4 + 1/6 =...
1/4: 60 minutes / 4 = 15 minutes
= 15 minutes + 10 minutes = 25 minutes
1/6: 60 minutes / 6 = 10 minutes
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6/12 + 1/3 =...
6/12: 60 minutes / 12 = 5 minutes * 6 = 30 minutes
= 30 mnutes + 20 minutes = 50 minutes
1/3: 60 minutes / 3 = 20 minutes
6/12 + 1/3 = 50 minutes is larger.

## Wednesday, October 24, 2007

### nick's growing post

3. which larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12.
1/6 + 1/2= 1/2 of an hour is 30 minutes (60/2)
1/6 of an hour is 10 minutes
(60/6)
30 minutes+10 minutes=40 minutes

1/4 + 7/12=

1/4 of an hour is 15 minutes (60/4)
1/12 of an hour is 5 minutes (60/12) then you multiply it by 7 because there's 7/12 (5*7)
If add it all up you will get 5o minutes

5. This is my Bike race
I used every square as an kilometer
I used the karate chop move to solve this problem
To find the twelfth you multiply 60 by 12 (every 5 spaces)

to find the third you multiply 60 by 3 (every 20 spaces)
To find the sixth you multiply 60 by 6 (every 10 spaces)
6. A good Fraction game website is http://www.kidsolr.com/math/fractions.html
This site is good because it helps you understand fractions better.
8. One way to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number is to divide the number by 4.
You can also use money to help you. a quarter is 25 cents so you can use quarters.
9. Which is bigger 1/6 or 1/5

1/5 1/6

You can see that 1/5 is bigger than1/6.

### Catfood and Fractions?

Here are the posters from today's math congress. I hope you will go to voicethread and leave a comment. We have a class account. spmath@yahoo.com
and the password is room## where you have math. In your comment talk about the strategy and what you understand. You need to pick a picture to talk about at voicethead, then comment.

Or you can comment on these slides from today's class.

Have a great day off. Please comment and complete your growing post!!

Here are the slides from today.

### Erick's First Growing Post

3.1/2 + 1/6 OR 1/4 + 7/12

As you can see by my diagrams, 7/12 plus 1/4 is clearly bigger than 1/2 plus 1/6. If you use clocks than 1/2 plus 1/6 = 40 minutes, and if using clocks again, 1/4 plus 7/12 = 50 minutes.

4.Erick's Bike Race

5.This bike race has all of the proper markings and it has all of the kilometers marked.It is also very accurate!!

6.You should really try out this fraction game!!! Heres the link

There are a series of levels and questions that you have to answer. Each level gets more and more difficult. There may be only 5 levels but it is a load of fun!!!!

7.
Go back to your picture of the bike race. Tell us all about how you calculated the Km positions at a twelfth, sixth and a third. did you see any patterns?
For a third, I divided it by 3. For a sixth i divided it by 6 and for a twelfth i divided it by 12. The pattern is that Those numbers are all in common. Because half of 6 is 3. 3 multiplied by 2 is 6. And 6 times 2 is 12. And 12 divided by 2 is 6.

8.What are 2 different ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number. Use one of the following 16, 22, or 110?
To figure out 1/4 of 16 you must divide 16 by four. That gives you 4. To find out what 3/4's of 16 is you must divide by four than multiply by three because there is a three in 3/4'

9.Is this equal or different.....
35/70 and 1/2

What is 70 Divided by 2? 35!!!
And we all know what One Half Is!!!!
Those Fractions Are Very EqUaL!!!!!
They are the same!!!!

## Tuesday, October 23, 2007

### Kyle's Growing Post

Which is larger, 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12.

The top is 1/2 + 1/6 which equals to 30 min + 10 min.
Those two numbers equal to 40 min.
The bottom is 1/4 + 7/12 which equals to 15min + 35 min. Those two numbers equal to 50 min.

Obviously you could see that the bottom is larger.

Kyle's Bike race

## Sunday, October 21, 2007

### Gail's First Growing Post.

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Gail's bikerace.

I just marked down the every eighths, fourths, tenths, fifths, twelths, sixths, and third, but marked it by different colours.

I know its wrong ! :(

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Game!

this game is pretty cool. the game will give
you a fraction and you have to find if its larger
than a half. and if you dont answer it quickly
it will move on to the next question and mark
the one you missed WRONG!

### Kathleen's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 OR 1/4 + 7/12

1/2 = 60 divided by 2 equals 30 minutes
1/6 = 60 divided by 6 equals 10 minutesso then you just have to add the total minutes together.
30+10=40 minutes

1/4 = 60 divided by 4 equals 15 minutes
7/12 = 60 divided by 12 equals 5 then, you times 5x7 = 35 minutes

so 1/4 + 7/12 is LARGER.

Kathleen's bikerace ..

http://www.sums.co.uk/playground/n6a/playground.htm

I picked this game because it will show you how to do fractions, like you have to use the lowest common denominater (lcd). the easy level is pretty easy but when you go to the harder one, its going to be more difficult. it's really fun, and the monkeys are cool.

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we put a legend so it could be easier to read, and we marked it on our map.
okay so how we got the answer ..60 km -Resting Points = Every 1/8, 60/8 = 7.5
-Food Wagon: Every 1/4,60/4 = 15
-Water: Every 1/1060/10 = 6
-Juice: Every 1/560/5=12
-Km markers: Every 1/12, 1/6, & 1/3
we divided 60 since its 60 km and we divided that by every 8th of the way (8th, 4th, 10th, 5th etc)

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what are 2 diffrent ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number. Use one of the following 16, 22, or 110?
- dividing it by four ORRRR ..

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Which one is larger?
1/2+1/6 OR 1/3+1/4?

since theres 60 minutes in a clock you divide 60 by the denominator ..

1/2 : 60/2 = 30 mins
1/6 : 60/6 = 10 mins
30+10=40 minutes

1/3 : 60/3 = 20 mins
1/4 : 60/4 = 15 mins
20+15=35 minutes

1/2+1/6 = 40 minutes is LARGER

### IsRaeLie's first growing post

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12?

1/4+1/6 is larger because using clock, 1/4 is 15 mins and 7/12 is 35 mins and then you add them together it equals to 50 mins.

1/2+1/6, 1/2 is 3o mins and 1/6 is 10 mins and then you add them togther it equals to 40 mins.
So, it means that 1/4+7/12 is larger than 1/2+1/6

To get how many minutes is there in a fraction, you have to divide 60 ( because there is 60 mins in a clock) by the denominator and multiply it by the numerator.

In this bike race there was 60 km course .
Resting point:Every 1/8 of the way
Food wagon: Every 1/4 of the way
Water: Every 1/10 of the way
Juice: Every 1/5 of the way
Km markers:Every 1/12, 1/6 and 1/3 of the way
we had to label and show the math to see where there the staions and markers are on the course and we also had to draw a course.

FRACTION GAME

This game is a equivalent fraction game like you have to match the fractions and the pictures that is equivalent fraction.

In Bike Race...
km marker:60 divided by 12=5
60 divided by 6=10
60 divide by 3=20
the pattern i see is that every time the
divisor is cut into half the the answer
is doubled.

What are 2 different ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number. Use one of the following 16, 22, or 110?

To find 1/4 of a number is to cut it into 4 pieces.Like 22 divided by 4 is 5.5
To find out 3/4 of a number is you do the same thing like before.Dividing it by 1/4, but this time you have to multiply it by 3 because you need 3/4. Like 22 divided by 4 is 5.5 then you multiply that by 3.

Fraction Question

1/3+1/4 is dones not equal 2/7
1/3+1/4 does not equal 2/7 because to add fraction, it should have the same denaminator.So then you have to find out the Least Common Factor(LCD) to get the same denaminator.OR

use a clock....

1/3 is 20 mins because I divide 60 by 3 and it equals 2o mins.

1/4 is 15 mins because I divide 60 by 4 and it equals 15 mins.

And then add them together it equals 35/60 mins and then reduce them and it equal 7/12.

FINALLY DONE!!!:))

### Charmaine's First Growing Post

I use the clock to help me do fractions.
It's easier and faster.
1/2 is 30 minutes of an hour.
60 dividedby 2 is 30.
1/6 equals 10 minutes.
60 divided by 6 equals 10.
The red is 1/2
The blue is 1/6

1/4 equals 15 minutes
60 divided by 4 equals 15
1/12=5 mins, 7/12 equals 35 minutes
So 60 divided by equals 5 times 7
The yellow is 7/12
The purple is 1/4

### Justin's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12
1/4 is larger because 50 mins is larger than 40 mins.
7/12 = 5 mins 1/4 + 7/12 = 50 min
1/4= 15 min
1/6 = 10 min 1/2 +1/6 = 40 min
1/2 = 30 min

Justin and Jeromes bike race!(below)

### Jerome's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

If you use the clock method your whole is out of 60.
ex.1/4 of 60 is 15. 15/60

1/2 of 60=30
1/6 of 60=10
30+10=40
40/60

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1/4 of 60=15
Since a clock is is divived into 12 numbers you just count 7 on the clock. 7 on a clock is 35.
7/12 of 60=35

35+15=50
50/60

50/60 is bigger then 40/60

Jerome's bike race =p

this is me and justins bike race

the bike race is 60 km long. We divided it into sections like 1/8 or 1/6 etc. Then we makred down where that would be in color.

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This is a game where you find equilavent fractions. You must math each fractions with its much. Easy really fun yet boring at the same time. Have fun. I did. Sorta

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i caculated a 12th, 6th and the others by using thr clock method. Since the race is 60km a clock would be a perfect thing to use. 60 divived by 12 is 5. 60 divivied by 6 is 10 and so on and so on. I did not see any patterns.

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2 ways you can use to get 1/4 and 3/4 of number is by division and multplication.

Ex. If you use the number 16 and you dived it by 4 you get 4. Thats 1/4. If you want 3/4 you times it by 3. and you get 12. 3/4 of 16 is 12 and 1/4 of 16 is 4.

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1/3+1/4 or 2/6+ 6/12 which is larger

If you use the clock method you can see which one is bigger.

60 divided by 3 is 20.

60 divided by 4 is 15

15+20= 35 =35/60

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since its 2/6 you times it by 2 so it will be easier to divide so it will be 4/12

4/12 on a clock is 20 beacasue 4 on the clock is 20

6/12 is the same as 1/2 so 1/2 of 60 is 30

30+20=50 50/60

50/60 is larger then 35/60

### Angelica's First Growing Post

1/4 + 7/12 is greater than 1/2 + 1/6
because :
1/2 + 1/6 = 40/60 or 2/3
1/2 of a clock is 30 minutes because 60 / 2 equals 30 min
1/6 of a clock is 10 minutes because 60 / 6 equals 10 min
all together it equals 40 mintues
1/4 +7/12
1/4 of a clock is 15 minutes because 60 / 4 equals 15 min
7/12 of a clock is 35 minutes because 60 / 12 equals 5 * 7 equals 35 min
all together it equals 50 minutes.
so that means 1/4 + 7/12 is larger than 1/2 + 1/6.

Josephine and Angelica bike race.

For the bike race , to find the kilometer markers , we
did 60/3=20 , 60/6=10 , 60/12= 5 .
1. For our bike race, i like how we did the calculations on how we got the markers for each station.
2. For our bike race, i like how we did the legend for the bike race because it makes it look organized and prettyful.

Extra things :
http://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html is a math game which you have to find the fraction that dosen't belong . The game is mostly about equivallent fractions. It can get harder if you chose the harder levels.

2 different ways to get 1/4 and 3/4 of 22 is to do the chopping picture thing :

so 1/4 of 22 is 5.5 and 3/4 of 22 = 5.5 * 3= 16.5
another way is going 22 divided by 4= 5.5 then keep adding 5.5 so = 5.5 +5.5 + 5.5 =16.5

For a question we had to make that is similar to a question on the test, i chose a question similar to the subs question. My question is, every person gets 1/2 of a sub. So if you wanted to get to a high number such as to find how much subs are need to feed 100 people. I did 100 / 2 which is how much subs are needed for 100 people. So it is 50. To get 45 people, you go 45/2 which is 22.5, so 22.5 subs are needed for 45 people.

so that is my first growing post.

## Friday, October 19, 2007

### Paul's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

1/2 = 30 min
1/6 = 10 min 1/2 +1/6 = 40min

1/4= 15min
7/12=5min 1/4 + 7/12 = 50min

1/4 + 7/12 is larger because 50min is larger than 40 min.

PAUL's BIKE RACE !

This is my bike race. Alicia and i colored the boxes that were pit stops (water stations etc).
Then we did some math work at the bottom and drew a legend.
I did long division that is how i calculated the km positions. No i didnt see any patterns i think.
1/2 + 7/12 equals 65 minutes. I got this answer by using the clock method.
1/2 = 30 min 7/12 = 35 min 30 + 35 = 65
65 minutes.
This game site is good because it teaches you more stuff about fractions and distances.
I played this game for like 10 min, its kinda fun, then it just gets boring. It taught me some stuff about fractions and it was fun.
16- I divided 16 by 4 and that is how i got the quarter for 16; a quarter of 16 is 4.
The second way: I halfed 16 and got 8 then i halfed 8 and got 4. Then i did 4 x 3 = 12. 3/4 of 16 is 12.

### Kevin's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 ( 40 min )
You can use the clock method to
fraction equals.
1/2 = 30 min
60 d by 2 = 30
1/6 = 10 min
60 d by 6 =10

1/4 + 7/12 (50 min)

1/4 = 15 min
60 d by 4 = 15
7/12 = 5 min
60 d by 12 = 5 x 7
Now that you know what each fractionequals all you have to do is compare them :)

( >>Kevin & Charmaine's Bike Race << )

In this bike race there was 60 km in total. Every 1/8 of the way
there is a resting point, every 12th, 6th and 3rd of they way there are km markers, every 4th of the way there is a food wagon
and every 10th of they way there is a water station. Our job was to lable and show the math to see where there the stations and markers are on the corse.
An easy way to do it is take the denominator of the fractions and then divide it by 60 and then you will get a number and that will be how many km before the station or marker :)
EG...
60 d by 8 = 7.5
So every 7.5 miles there is a resting point
1/12, 1/6, and 1/3 you could make it into a clock and then you take the number you get and turn it into km and then every km you will have a marker

1/12 = 5 km
60 d by 12 = 5
5km So every 10, 20, and 5 km there
is a km marker.
1/6 = 10
60 d by 6 = 10
10km

1/3 = 20
60 d by 3 = 20
20km

This website has a bunch of diffrent games and they all are realy cool.
check one out.

Two diffrent ways to find 3/4 of 110, 22, and 16 is....

You could divide each number by
4 .
and a seccond way is make into a clock.

?Who is larger?
3/4 + 4/12 or 3/6 + 1/12

You could use the clock method 3/6 is equall to 30 min and 1/12 is

3/4 of the clock is 15 min and 4/12 equall to 5 min + 30min = 35min

is the same as 20min. 20 + 20 = 40

40min

Now all you have to do is come pare the 2 numbers 35 and 40 and witch ever one is larger is your answer to wich fraction is larger.

## Thursday, October 18, 2007

### alicia's first growing post

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2+1/6 or 1/4+7/12
* the clock method *

* 1/2 + 1/6 *
we know that 1/2 of a clock is 30 mins because a clock has 60 mins. and 60/2=30. and then 1/6 of a clock is 10 because 60/6=10. so 1/2 + 1/6 = 40/60 because 30 mins + 10 mins = 40 cause there are 60 mins in an hour, which is also 40 mins of an hour.

* 1/4 + 7/12 *
1/4 of a clock is 15 mins because 60/4=15. then 7/12 of a clock is is 35 mins. this is because 60/12=5 BUT it's 7/12 so seven of those is 35 mins because 5x7=35. so then 1/4 + 7/12= 50/60 becuase 15 mins + 35 mins = 50 mins cause there are 60 mins in one hour.
* 1/2 + 1/6 <>
because 40 mins is less than 50 mins :)

Alicia's Bikerace ;)

To find out the twelth, sixth and third, i know that there is 60 km in the track so i just divide what ever i need to divide for example, if it's a sixth, then i go 60/6. And the answer would be 10. so every ten km ( which is every ten squares, because 1 square = 1 km) you mark something there. :):)

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FRACTION GAME :)
here it is! http://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html

I think it's a good game because it teaches you what fractions are equalvilant and it makes you think also, you can pick your own diffuculty levels : easy, hard, medium and superbrain :). And in this game, you get pie if you get it right! LOl :):)

* WHICH PAIR IS LARGER? *
3/4 + 1/12 OR 8/12 + 1/4?

* 3/4 + 1/12 *
3/4 of a clock is 45 mins because there are 60 mins in a clock and if you divide 60 by 4, you get 15 so thats 1/4 so if you have 3/4 then you take 15 and multiply that by 3.
1/12 of a clock is 5 mins because 60/12=5.
so, 45 mins + 5 mins = 50 mins which is 50/60! :)
* 7/12 + 1/4 *
8/12 of a clock is 40 mins because 60/12= 5 and since it's 8/12 you need to times that by 8 so it's 40 mins.
1/4 of a clock is 15 mins because 60/4=15.
so, 40 mins + 15 mins = 55 mins which is 55/60

* 3/4 + 1/12 is less than 8/12 + 1/4 * :)

### Karen's First Growing Post

1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12 Which is larger???

Lets answer the first question first so 1/2 + 1/6 =?

An easier way to answer this question is to use time.

Now lets find 1/4 + 7/12 =

1/2 + 1/6 = 40 mins 1/4+ 7/12 is larger.

1/4 + 7/12 = 50 mins

Karen's bikerace

For us to do this we had to find out these things:
60 Km Bikeathon
Each square is 1 km

Resting Points = Every eighth of the way
Food wagon = Every fourth of the way
H2o = Every tenth of the way
Juice = every fifth of the way
Km Marker = Every twelfth, sixth, third of the way

Since the race is 60 km we had to divide by 60.

For the resting points we went : 60 ÷ 8 = 7.5
So then every 7.5 or 7 and a half km there would be resting points in the race.

Then for food wagon we went: 60 ÷ 4 = 15
So then every 15 km there would be a resting points.

For water we went : 60 ÷ 10 = 6
Every 10 km there would be a like water station.

For juice we went: 60 ÷ 5 = 12
Every 12 km there would be a juice station.

For km markers we had do go every 12th, 6th, and 3rd of the way so we went : 60 ÷ 12 = 5,
60 ÷ 6 = 10, 60 ÷ 3 = 20.
So then we went in a pattern we started every 5 km , then 10 km, then 20 km.

The Game

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

This game is a fun and easy way to learn how to do find equivelent fractions! Plus its times how fast you can figure out the equivelent fractions. To answer the questions you have to match witch fractions are equivelent. Then level by level there would be more fractions to match!!

7. Go back to your picture of the bike race. Tell us all about how you calculated the Km positions at a twelfth, sixth and a third. did you see any patterns?

For km markers we had do go every 12th, 6th, and 3rd of the way so we went : 60 ÷ 12 = 5, 60 ÷ 6 = 10, 60 ÷ 3 = 20. So then we went in a pattern we started every 5 km , then 10 km, then 20 km.

The pattern I saw was that when we put km markers the km that we put it on would double. Like 5 , 10, 20, then back to 5, 10,20.

Ways to find a quarter and 3/4 of a number.

I'll use 16.

To find 1/4 of 16 you go : 16 / 4 = 4

1/4 of 16 = 4

To find 3/4 of 16 you go: 16 / 4 = 4 (we know that 4 = 1/4 of 16)

Then you multiply 4 x 3 = 12 (You mulitiplied by 3 because the fraction is 3/4)

3/4 of 16 = 12

9) Write a fraction question and answer it. It has to be a question like one you have had on a test. You may answer it in pictorial or word form.

1/2 + 2/5 does not equal 3/7. What does it equal??

To answer this question we can change this fractions into clocks.

So then at first we have to change 1/2.Now we know that 1/2 = 30 mins, we have to figure out what 2/5 equals.
Since we know that 1/2 = 30 mins and 2/5 = 24 mins. Now we add.

24 mins + 30 mins = 54 mins.

So then it would look like : 1/2 + 2/5 = 54/60 = 27/30 = 9/10