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Yesterday we learned about fractions greater than one.
Fractions greater than 1 go by different names depending on how you write them.
Mixed numbers look like this: 1 ¼
improper fractions look like this: 5/4
Here's the main point you need to understand: those fractions above are EQUAL. They are the SAME FRACTION written in two different ways.
Today, you'll be learning how to write the same fraction as either a mixed number or improper fraction.
Remember, they are the same fraction written in two different ways.
Have I said that they're the same fraction written in two different ways enough times now?
Today, we're going to be practising equivalent fractions.
Equivalent fractions are fractions that are EQUAL to each other. They have the same value but are written in different ways.
1/2 is the same as 2/4. 1/2 = 2/4
If you cut a pizza into 4 equal slices, you'd say each slice was a quarter of the pizza. If you ate 2 of those quarter slices, you'd have eaten half the pizza. 2/4 is another way of writing 1/2.
The main point to remember for today's learning is: equivalent fractions are EQUAL! They are the same amount written in different ways.
Today in English, you're going to gathering ideas for your own Arctic poem. You won't have to use every idea that you come up with in your final poem, but do write every idea down so that you have plenty to choose from. Then try to improve each idea.
Remember, carefully choose your vocabulary so that you can create an emotive poem that tugs at the heart strings of your reader. I am banning the words BIG, NICE, SWEET, FLUFFY, BAD and SAD. If you want to use synonyms for these words, have a look in a thesaurus. If you don't have one at home, you can type "synonyms for big" into a search engine and it'll bring up plenty of brilliant vocabulary. Select carefully though, as it needs to be appropriate to the Arctic setting.
e.g. water as big as a bus
How can we improve it?
Add adjectives to water: midnight blue water as big as a bus
Make the simile suitable to the setting: midnight blue water as big as the sky above it
Replace all banned words: midnight blue water as vast as the sky above it
The more thought you put into this now, the more powerful your final poem will be.