Friday, October 12, 2007

Robby's BOB

What was the hardest thing about this unit?

I think the hardest thing in this unit was the adding of 2 or more fractions. It was hard to me because there was no simple visual way of adding them up unless the numerator or denominator was the same. You always had to draw pictures, simplify them, or turn them into decimals to accurately add them.

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

I understand now from doing this unit that fractions cannot be always visually added, like for example, the 2 tests we did in the last 2-3 weeks. 1/3 + 1/2 does not equal 2/5 or the recent test with the adding of the 2 fractions and another set of 2 fractions to find which is bigger. Fractions differ in value than they do from their numerical form.

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

Well first off, my parents are the one that taught me fractions. But I would show them how to add fractions up as using pictures by getting a pen and paper and drawing some squares or circles with the numerator or denominator of a clock being the same as one of the digits on it and holding a value in minutes.

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