Emmm...DS school has not taught equivalent fraction this year, just a lot of whole number and heuristics. Maybe the school is saving for term 2&3.MathIzzzFun wrote:happyheart wrote:This question, logically can be solved by making the denominator the same but DS has not been taught so. How may I best approach to teach him? Pls help.

Q) John read 2/9 of a book on Monday. He then read 1/3 of the book on Tuesday. He then completed reading the rest of the book on Wednesday. What fraction of the book did he read on Wednesday?

This question is from Rosyth SA1 2012 , Q40. This paper consists of 3-4 similar fraction questions. Thanks.

Equivalent fractions are covered in P3 syllabus. So, in this case, the student is expected to convert 1/3 to the equivalent fraction 3/9 and then work out the remaining fraction.

cheers.

## Q&A - P3 Math

- happyheart
- KiasuGrandMaster
**Posts:**1304**Joined:**Thu Oct 07,**Total Likes:**4

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

Hi hi

Shaun has thrice as many stickers as Jason. When Shaun gives 24 stickers to Jason, they will have the same number of stickers each. How many stickers does Shaun have than Jason at first?

Thank you

Shaun has thrice as many stickers as Jason. When Shaun gives 24 stickers to Jason, they will have the same number of stickers each. How many stickers does Shaun have than Jason at first?

Thank you

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

48 stickers.jolenekoh wrote:Hi hi

Shaun has thrice as many stickers as Jason. When Shaun gives 24 stickers to Jason, they will have the same number of stickers each. How many stickers does Shaun have than Jason at first?

Thank you

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

Hi sembgal Thank you.

Can give me the step? or model?

I get the ans...but dont know how to explain...hahahah

Can give me the step? or model?

I get the ans...but dont know how to explain...hahahah

sembgal wrote:48 stickers.jolenekoh wrote:Hi hi

Shaun has thrice as many stickers as Jason. When Shaun gives 24 stickers to Jason, they will have the same number of stickers each. How many stickers does Shaun have than Jason at first?

Thank you

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

First u draw 3 units for Shaun and below that you draw 1 unit for Jason.jolenekoh wrote:Hi sembgal Thank you.

Can give me the step? or model?

I get the ans...but dont know how to explain...hahahah

sembgal wrote:48 stickers.jolenekoh wrote:Hi hi

Shaun has thrice as many stickers as Jason. When Shaun gives 24 stickers to Jason, they will have the same number of stickers each. How many stickers does Shaun have than Jason at first?

Thank you

Transfer 1 unit over from Shaun's to Jason.

That makes them both equal units of 2 each.

Since 1 unit is 24, Shaun has 2 more units than Jason at first, you take 24X2=48.

You can use this explaination and guide your child to draw the model by himself/herself and explain step by step.

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

Please help with this.

4 years ago, David's age was twice of Ben's age.

Ben is 5 years younger than David now.

How old is Peter now ?

Thank you.

4 years ago, David's age was twice of Ben's age.

Ben is 5 years younger than David now.

How old is Peter now ?

Thank you.

### Re: Q&A - P3 Math

Hipeggy wrote:Please help with this.

4 years ago, David's age was twice of Ben's age.

Ben is 5 years younger than David now.

How old is Peter now ?

Thank you.

Regards