Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Fraction of a set!

Today Room 4 maths were practicing finding the fraction of a set. We noticed that there never seems to be an even amount of each colour MnM in a pack of MnMs.

First we had to find out how many MnMs are in a pack. This told us what the 'whole' is; how many MnMs make up one whole. Then we found out how many MnMs were of each colour.

Kelly noticed that 4/16 is the same as 1/4 as 4 x 4 = 16.  That meant 1 quarter of the pack were orange.


  1. Hello,
    My name is Jerome and I am from Spx Nu'u, I like your maths ideas with the chocolate, I've done that before. When my teacher let us eat it afterwards. Great work


  2. WOW! Great work! I love how you use M&M's! We had done this too! Its really great!!

    KEEP IT UP! ~ Joseph xo

  3. Hey Room 4 Rangers,
    My name is Helena, I am a year 7 and I am in SPX NU'U. I like your maths ideas with chocolate m&m's. I wish we could do that one day in out class room.


  4. Hi Room 4 Rangers,
    My name is Mei I am from saint pius school and I am a year 8 student.I like how you solved your problem. I wish I knew how to do fractions.

  5. Kia Ora,
    My name is Reagan and I am in Totara 3.

    I really like how you have created a fun way to learn about fractions and simplifying them.

    This reminds me of a couple of weeks ago in maths, my maths group were learning about fractions!!!

    Next time you could make sure that the piece of paper is easy enough for you viewers to read.

    Did you have lots of fun learning about fractions in such an awesome way?

    Noho ora mai,