Monday, 26 February 2018

'You can split both odd and even numbers in half'. Agree or disagree?

At the beginning of our Maths lesson today Miss Millar made the statement that you can split both odd and even numbers in half. We voted with our feet to show if we agreed or disagreed with her. As you can see in the first picture the majority disagreed as they felt you could only split even numbers in half as with odd there would always be one left over. However, throughout the session we discovered that if you split the spare one in half when sharing an odd number both groups would have an equal amount and therefore you can split odd numbers in half as well, you just wouldn't have a whole number! By the end most of us agreed with Miss Millar and we were able to share our reasoning as to why this was. Some great speaking and listening skills used in Maths today!

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