We also played a dice game. You can try this at home. Roll two dice, Add the dice together and then double the number. See who can get the quickest and most accurate number in your family!
Here is a website you can use to practise doubling and halving: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves
We also explored halves in a different way, for example students were given a circle and they had to fold it in half and label each side with the sign 1/2. Then on another circle fold it in quarters and label each quarter with 1/4. We then discussed different amounts of halves and quarters. For example "Would it be fair if Ms. Lindel ate half the cake and you got to eat 2/4?". You could ask similar questions at home. When cutting a pizza you could discuss the equal number of pieces you cut.
I noticed one of the questions in this week's homework stumped many of my students. We will return to time and questions relating to time next week. At home I strongly recommend using time in daily conversations and encouraging your child to notice the time, tell you the time, read a digital and analogue clock. May I also suggest to use minutes in conversation such as it is 3:45 rather than it is quarter to 4.