Thought so too but looking at the way 1/4 + 3/4 is represented the last one would just be 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 which it is not. The 1 whole would still be the red (or blue in the beginning) but 4/4 represents all 3 states. If that makes sense..

Not using the same colour for the whole is the right thing to do. When we teach maths, we do not want to associate ‘whole’ with ‘red’ – this will cause confusion later. Rather, we are looking at shape and pattern to understand that ‘four of these makes one of those’.

Actually when I was homeschooled as a teen there was a product that was essentially legos that taught various forms of math.I loved it since I was a lego geek at the time.

I can’t believe I’m the one replying here to provide this information (as I am not British), but “maths” is a British shorthand way of saying mathematics (instead of the American way “math”), so what he said was correct. There are many different types of mathematics (algebra, calculus, algebraic topology, etc…) so a plural shorthand makes sense.
To see this use in action, here is a funny as shit cartoon about Pythagoras:

response to previous comment re: ‘maths’ — that term simply indicates that the speaker speaks British English rather than the American dialect. There is nothing inherently ‘wrong’ with saying ‘maths’ anymore than there would be with calling something a ‘lift’ rather than an élevator’.

If you want a child to have a grasp of fractions, get them an ANALOG watch for their first watch. This gives them the concepts of 1/2, 1/4 instinctively; teaches them to see time as something dynamic, not just a set of numbers; and explains clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Cute. But I’d would use block of the same color for 1/2 (all red) and 1/4 (all green). Cool and simple idea, anyway.

i bet your ocd you would

4/4, and 1 whole, legos, need to switch places.

Thought so too but looking at the way 1/4 + 3/4 is represented the last one would just be 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 which it is not. The 1 whole would still be the red (or blue in the beginning) but 4/4 represents all 3 states. If that makes sense..

Not using the same colour for the whole is the right thing to do. When we teach maths, we do not want to associate ‘whole’ with ‘red’ – this will cause confusion later. Rather, we are looking at shape and pattern to understand that ‘four of these makes one of those’.

Actually when I was homeschooled as a teen there was a product that was essentially legos that taught various forms of math.I loved it since I was a lego geek at the time.

” When we teach maths” ? Someone may need to work on their englishes.

We teach Maths in Australia (and many, many other countries)

unfortunately, there are no legos got teaching English grammar!.

states the American ignoramus. Understand the world, there is one outside the United States

I can’t believe I’m the one replying here to provide this information (as I am not British), but “maths” is a British shorthand way of saying mathematics (instead of the American way “math”), so what he said was correct. There are many different types of mathematics (algebra, calculus, algebraic topology, etc…) so a plural shorthand makes sense.

To see this use in action, here is a funny as shit cartoon about Pythagoras:

response to previous comment re: ‘maths’ — that term simply indicates that the speaker speaks British English rather than the American dialect. There is nothing inherently ‘wrong’ with saying ‘maths’ anymore than there would be with calling something a ‘lift’ rather than an élevator’.

If you want a child to have a grasp of fractions, get them an ANALOG watch for their first watch. This gives them the concepts of 1/2, 1/4 instinctively; teaches them to see time as something dynamic, not just a set of numbers; and explains clockwise and counter-clockwise.

I’ll try this with my student in grade 5…

hope they’ll understand the picture in english… or i will have to work it in french! :)

lol my parents used weed ;)