## Wednesday, October 31, 2007

### chris`s growing post

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

So 1/2 and 1/6 is larger.

on me and my friend`s bike race has water station and a food wagons.
there is a pattern the pattern that I see is in the last km all of the things like food wagons and water station are on it.
16 divided by 4 =4
22 divided by 4 = 5.5
110 divided by 4= 27.5

### theressa's growing post

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/fob.cgi
this is my fun fraction game. i made a pie lol. you have to try it it just keeps on getting harder.

Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12.
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1/2 + 1/6= 40 minutes and 1/4 +7/12=50 minutes} so there for 1/4 +7/12 is larger.

In our bike race every1/10 we put water stations witch are blue. Every 1/4 of the we have a
food wagon witch is red.

1/2 +3/4 is not equal because 1/2 is a half of something and a quarterr is a fourth of something.

## Monday, October 29, 2007

### selena's growing post

3.Which fraction is bigger? 1/2 + 1/6 + 1/4 + 7/12. 1/4 + 7/12 is bigger cause 50 is bigger then 40

1/2 + 1/6 is like 30 +10 = 40 so that is what i did so 1/2 is 30 min and 1/6 is 10 and 30 min +10 min = 40 min

1/4 = 15 min and 7/12 = 35 mins so + togeather and its 50 mins.

15 min + 35 min = 50 min

4. Find your picture of your final project "The Bike Race Fundraiser" at flickr

Divided every stop you make by 60 and it all stops at the end of the race.

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.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html this the website to a game cause there is a hole bunch of different games on here and you can learn something from here.

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?

we went 3 divided by 60 and it equals to 20 and then 6 divided by 60 it equals 10 and 12 divided by 60.

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.

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 bigger 1/2 + 1/4 or 7/12 + 1/5

1/2 is 30 min and 1/4 is 15min

so 30 min +15 = 45 min and this also is the answer to numder 8.

7/12 + 1/5 = 47
7/12 is 35 min and 1/5 is 12 min
so 35 min + 12 min = 47 min
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## Sunday, October 28, 2007

### Angel's First Growing Post

1.Which fraction is bigger? 1/2 + 1/6 + 1/4 + 7/12
To compare them I used the clocks and i added the minutes for 1/2+1/6 and 1/4+1/5.

1/2 = 30 minutes in 60 minutes /because its half
1/6 = 10 minutes in 60 minutes /60 divided by 6 30 minutes + 10 minutes = 40 minutes.

1/4 = 15 minutes in 60 minutes / to get this answer you divide 60 by 4.

7/12 = 35 minutes in 60 minutes / to get this answer you divide 60 by 12

15 minutes + 35 minutes = 50 minutes
1/4 and 7/12 is bigger by ten .

Angel's and Tasha's Bike Race

1. We used clocks and division to solve the questions.

2. We used different colors to tell where all the stops are at.

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.

http://www.funmaths.com/r011.htm
This fraction game was really fun it's an arcade kind of game.

All levels explain how to do fractions for diagrams, equivalent fractions, fractions equivalent to decimals and percentages, equivalent ratios and simplified ratios.

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 12th we divided it by sixty which equals five for sixth we divided it by sixty and it equals 20. the pattern that i noticed was that some of them landed on the same spot.

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, You have to divide 1/4 by four because 1/4 is 1 piece of four equal parts, 16/4=4 you will get this answer if you multiply 4x4 because it will give you the answer 16. Multiply 1/4 by 3 to find out what 3/4 of a number is. So 4x3=12 and 12 is 3/4 because 1/4 is 4 and 4x4=16.

SORRY! I don't know what to do for number nine because I haven't done the test! I'll post when I do it.

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## Thursday, October 25, 2007

### Vicky's First Growing Post

Which fraction is bigger? 1/2 + 1/6 + 1/4 + 7/12

1/2
First I divide 2 (denominator) into 12, which is 6. Then I time 6 to 5 mins, which gives me the answer, 30 mins.
2 ÷ 12 x 5 mins = 30 mins
You could do this in another way too.
Divide 2 (denominator) into 60 mins, which equals to the answer, 30 mins.
2 ÷ 60 mins = 30 mins

1/6
Same thing. 6 (denominator) divided by 12, is 2. 2 times, 5 mins is 10 mins.
6 ÷ 12 x 5 mins = 10 mins
Again, you could do this in another way.
6 (denominator) divded by 60 mins, equals 10 mins.
6 ÷ 60 = 10 mins.

30 mins plus 10 mins equal 40 mins.
30 mins + 10 mins = 40 mins (40 mins/60 mins)

1/4
4 (denominator) divided by 12 is 6, 6 times 5 mins is 15 mins.
4 ÷ 12 x 5 mins = 15 mins
Different way...
4 (denominator) divide by 60 mins is 15 mins.
4 ÷ 60 mins = 15 mins

7/12
12 (denominator) divided by 12 is 1, 1 times 5 mins is 5 mins, but look at the numerator '7', so 7 times 5mins is 35mins.
12 ÷ 1 x 5 mins x 7 = 35
Another way doing this...
12 (denominator) divded by 60 mins is, 35 mins.
12 ÷ 60 mins = 35 mins.

15 mins + 35 mins = 50 mins (50 mins /60 mins)

Now lets compare.....
The first set of fraction is, 1/2 + 1/6. We found out it equals to 40/60.
The second set of fraction is, 1/4 + 7/12. We found out it equals to 50/60.

40/60 <>

(NO PHOTO OF BIKE RACE sorry.)

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.

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

This fraction game is pretty easy, its like a matching game. I just like the sound effects. ^^ It's funny.

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 12th we divided it by 60 which equals to 5,
6th I divided it by 60 and it's 10.
3rd i divided it by 60 and it equals to 20.
The patterns i noticed were that, some of the numbers landed on the same KM, like : 20, 30, 40, ect...

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.

I can get 3/4 of a number by cutting 16 in half (8) then cut 8 in half (4) add both numbers , 4 and 8, and you get 12. 12 is 3/4 of 16

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.

Fraction Question, which is bigger? 9/12 + 3/4 or 2/5 + 4/6
Haha thats look so challenging ^^

Ok first, i divided 12 (denominator) to 60 mins, which is 5 mins, and i times it by 9 (numerator) and the answer is, 45 mins.
Next fraction, 3/4. I divided 4 (denominator) to 60 mins, which is 15 mins, and i times it by 3 (numberator) which is 45 mins.
Now i add the two mins, 45 mins plus 45 mins is 90 mins (90/60 or 1 30/60)

Next fraction, 2/5. 5 divided by 60 mins is 12 mins, 12 mins times 2 is, 24 mins.
Last fraction, 4/6. 6 divided by 60 mins is 10 mins, 10 mins times 4 is, 40 mins.
Now i add the last two mins, 24 plus 40 mins is, 64 mins. (64/60 or 1 4/60)
Ok let's compare.... 1 whole 30/60 > 1 whole 4/60

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### Vina's First Growing Post

3. In the body of your post please answer the following question. You need to use words and a picture. Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12. I would recommend that you use the idea of clocks to show your understanding.
I first half a clock which equal to 30 minutes then i divided the 60 minutes to 6 and it equal to 10 minutes ( 1/2 - 1/6 ). Then I divided 60 minutes to 4 which equals to 15 minutes. Then I divided 60 to 12 which equals to 5 minutes, time 5 minutes to 7 equals 35 minutes( 1/4 - 7/12 ). I added (1/4) 15 minutes to 35 minutes ( 7/12 ) = 50/60, 60 is the denominator because that how many minutes there are in an hour and 50 as the numerator because that the total of the fractions that got added. Then i also did the same thing to (1/2 ) 30 minutes and 10 minutes ( 1/6 ) = 40/ 60.

4.
Find your picture of your final project "The Bike Race Fundraiser" at flickr

5.Once you are at flickr and find your picture save it to your desktop or where ever you save your pictures. You should label it ***bikerace. Then upload it to the blog. Once it is there you will have to select it (double click) then cut it and put it into the right spot at in your post. Tell us 2 things about your bike race.
divide resting points, food wagons, water stations, juice and snack and kilometer marker to 60 and get answer. They all end up at the finish point.
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.jamit.com.au/htmlFolder/app1001.html i picked this game because i think its cute and because you have to color a box with the given fraction.
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?
i divided 60 to 12 = 5, 60 to 6 = 10 60 to 3 = 20 or i figure that 12 is half of 6 and 6 is half of 3. The pattern that i saw some of the km markers landed on the same numbers .
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)16 multiply to 0. 75 = 12
16 multiply to 0.25 = 4
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.

10) Mark your own Growing post and one other persons growing post. Use the following guide. Paste it in as a comment. Be honest. You may mark a persons work from another room. You may not mark a person's post that has already had a person mark it. Look before you comment.

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jordanp. :D

## Wednesday, October 24, 2007

### Nigels first growing post

1/2 + 1/6 = 4/6 1/4 + 7/12 = 10/12

so the 1/4 + 7/12 is bigger

1/2 is 30 min and 1/6 is 5 min so it is 35 min. And 1/4 is 15 min 7/12 is 35 min so its 50 min 1/4 + 7/12 is bigger.

All the stash ions added up at 60.
There were water, food, juice.

60 / 12 = 5
60/ 6=10
60/ 3=20

http://www.321know.com/fra16_x2.htm#section2

Thats a good fraction game.

22/4=5.5 then 5.5 x 3=16.5

what is lager 1/3 or 1/2
1/2 is larger because the denominator is smaller and the numerator is the same.

I would mark mine a 6/10 because its not on time but i tried my best.

### 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.

## Tuesday, October 23, 2007

### Wheaty's first growing post

I added 1/2 to 1/6 and that = 40 minutes on a clock.

I added 1/4 to7/12 and that =50 minutes on a clock so 50 is bigger than 40.

for getting 12th 6th and 3rd I divided 12, 6 and 3 to 60 and got my product of 5 for 12 10 for 6 and 20 for 3
6.here is some fun fraction games just go tohttp://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html 9.5/12 +1/6 does not = 30 why? because 5/12 = 25 minutes and 1/6 = 12 so that would mean that 25 +12 = 37 not 30 and that is why 5/12 +1/6 doesn't =30

## Monday, October 22, 2007

### Tasha's First Growing Post

In the body of your post please answer the following question. You need to use words and a picture. Which set of fractions is larger 1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12. I would recommend that you use the idea of clocks to show your understanding.

I think 1/2 and 1/6 is bigger

Tasha And Angels Bike Race

1. Our bike race is very colourful.

2. We tried to answer some of the questions with an idea of a clock and with division.

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.

My Awesome Fraction Game

The fraction site I found is about soccer. You have to add, subtract, mutiply, and divide and much more to fractions. If you get the answer right, you get to score on the other team. If you get it wrong the oppistie teams shoots on you.

The thing i like about this site, is that it teaches you how to solve the question and taches what you did wrong. I also like that you get to pick what stage you're at like easy, medium, or hard.

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 12th we didvied it by 60 which = 5 ,6th I divided it by 60 and it= 10. 3rd i divided it by 60 and it = 20. The patterns i noticed were that some of the numbers landed on the same markers , like : 20, 30, 40, ect...

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.

I can get 3/4 of a number by doing that chop chop thing we learned in class, for example cutting 16 in half (8) then cut 8 in half (4) add both numbers , 4 and 8, and you get 12. So 12 is 3/4 of 16

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.
My fraction questions is: Show 2 ways to get 3/4 of 300. In word form, i would do a chop chop thing : cut 300 in half = 150, then cut 150 in half = 75. Add 150 and 75 = 225.
In pictorial form:

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### JustinG.'s First Growing Post

1/2=30

1/6=10

30+10=40min

1/4=15min

7/12=35min

35+15=50mins

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