Episode 8

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Hello.

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

Huh? Whoa!

Hmm.

Whoop!

Ha-ha-ha! Huh?

Look!

Ah!

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

Hello!

Ha-ha-ha!

Hi, Possum.

Hi, Sally.

Oh, hi, everyone.

Hello.

What...

Oh! This.

And that. And...

You're making pie!

Yes, I am.

I love making pies.

And I love eating your pie!

I have a surprise for you.

But you'll find out

about that later.

I'm making the pie because Skip came

and fixed the leaky tap.

So I thought I'd make it for him

to say thank you.

I also know he's having a visitor

over for dinner.

So they can have it for dessert.

They can share the pie.

Oh, great. But...Sally...

There's one, two, three, four people

for one pie.

Mmm. If I eat this much,

then we can give Skip a small bit.

No. I'm giving Skip the whole pie.

He and his visitor can share it.

It's not for us.

Ohh.

Oh, alright, then. But...hang on.

If there's just Skip and his visitor

and there's only one pie...

Hmm.

Oh, they can cut it in half!

That's right.

If you cut something into two equal

pieces, they are halves.

Ohh!

Right.

So if they cut it into halves,

that's still quite a big piece.

Hmm.

Oh, I know.

Why don't we cut it in half

and then they can cut that half

into half?

That will be just the right amount.

Ah, that's very thoughtful of you

to think about Skip like that.

But it's up to him to decide

how he cuts the pie.

Oh, OK. But Sally...

If there's a pie

and we cut it in half

and then we cut one half into half

again, what's that called?

Oh.

Well,

I think you could work this out.

You're talking about fractions.

Why don't you get a piece of paper,

turn the pie dish over

and trace around it?

Oh, OK.

Hmm. Oh, hang on.

So, fractions - does that mean

if I cut it into equal parts,

are they fractions?

That's right, Possum.

Oh, I get it! Ohh!

I'll show you some fractions

over here.

Oh, OK.

If we have a whole pie,

we can show that number as one.

OK.

Right.

If we cut the pie in half,

we'll have two equal parts.

Mm-hm.

Oh.

If you have a circle...

Mm-hm.

And you cut it in half and then half

again, you make quarters.

Mm-hm.

Ohh! This is so much fun, Sally.

Yes, it is!

Now you understand

what fractions are.

They are wonderful things.

Why don't you draw

some more circles?

And then cut them out.

Yeah.

And then when you make

your fractions,

you can either colour them in

or just cut them out.

Why don't you go and play with that

and I'll finish cooking the pie.

But Sally, I won't be playing.

I'll be learning.

But Possum,

sometimes playing is learning.

Oh, you're right.

Learning is a lot of fun.

Oh, hang on. I'll show you.

Right. This one.

Now...

Is this half, Sally?

Ohh, are they equal sizes, Possum?

Hmm.

Oh, no, they're not.

No, they're not.

Just fold the paper in half.

Then you can find the middle.

Then you'll get the halves.

OK.

Oh.

Ohh, I get it now.

Great.

Can I cut it out?

Yes, of course.

Right. Hmm.

Sally, is this half?

That's right. You've halved it.

Great.

Hmm. Mm-hm.

Hmm.

Now...

That... Oh, I know!

Now, Sally...

Is this a half?

Yes, that's right.

That's a half.

Great.

Now, this... Is this a quarter?

Yes, that's right. A quarter.

Oh, hang on.

So...

If I fold this...

..and if I cut it,

would that be a quarter too?

That's right.

You would have four quarters.

Hmm. OK.

If I have one half and a quarter

and a quarter,

would that make a whole pie?

That's right.

It would make a whole pie.

Ohh.

Oh, Sally...

If I had a pie

that was a different shape,

could I still cut it into halves

and quarters?

Oh, yes.

You can make fractions

out of any shape.

Some are easy

and some are quite hard.

Why don't we watch some children

learning about fractions?

Yeah, let's watch.

I've made one eighth.

If you have a circle and you cut it

in half, then in half again,

you make quarters.

This is fun.

Ohh!

That was great!

Oh, wow!

Fractions are so interesting.

I was right.

Sally, you go cook the pie.

I'm going to make

some more fractions.

OK?

OK.

Hmm. Right.

Hmm. Oh!

Oh, you've been working so hard

at making fractions, Possum.

Why don't you tell me about them?

OK. I'll show you.

Now, the circle...

This is a whole.

Uh-huh.

These are halves.

Right.

And these are quarters.

Great.

Now, I'll show you.

This half and these two quarters

make a whole.

That's right!

And now I'll do the square.

This is a whole.

These are the halves.

And these are the quarters.

Oh, this is great.

Now...

One half and the two quarters

make one whole.

Oh, that's great.

And now the rectangle.

Ooh, OK.

This is one whole.

Mm-hm.

These are the halves.

OK.

And these are the quarters.

Oh, great.

Now...

Oh!

Have a look.

Mm-hm.

This half and these quarters make

one whole.

OK.

But Sally, if I had one pie

and there were three people

wanting to eat it,

how would we cut it?

Ah, that is good thinking, Possum.

I'll show you over here.

Oh, OK!

If we have one pie...

Right.

..and three of us, we would need

to cut it into three, wouldn't we?

Yeah.

So one pie is shown like that.

And then we cut it into three equal

parts, which makes them thirds.

Oh, thirds!

How about I show you.

Oh, OK.

Hmm.

Have you got a spare circle, Possum?

Oh, yes.

Here you go.

Oh, that's great.

Thank you. Right.

I'm going to cut it into thirds.

Great.

One, two, three thirds make a whole.

That's right! Three equal parts,

or thirds, make a whole.

Oh!

You have done such a good job

learning about fractions, Possum.

Now, could you please help me bring

the washing in?

Oh, OK. Come on!

Let's go.

Ha-ha! Great.

Oh.

Seeing the washing

has given me an idea.

We can play fractions.

Oh, great!

Can we split them in half?

Oh, yeah, hold on. I'll have a look.

Hmm. Mm-hm.

Oh! Oh, four red and four black.

One half, one half.

That's right. Let's do that.

You do the red

and I'll do the black.

OK.

Right.

Oh, Sally, look!

One half and one half!

Ha-ha!

That's great!

Good job, Possum.

Now, can we try quarters?

Do you remember what quarters are?

Hmm. Oh, hang on, let me think.

Hmm. That...that... Oh! I know!

If I have four red ones and split

them into two groups of two,

then I have four black ones

and split them into two groups

of two, that would make quarters.

That's right.

You do the red

and I'll do the black.

OK.

Great.

Sally, one quarter, one quarter,

one quarter and one quarter.

Oh, well done. You got that right.

Hmm. Now, can we make it a whole

by putting it in the basket?

Oh! (LAUGHS)

OK. You do the red

and I'll do the black.

OK.

Ta-da! OK, let's go.

Whoa! Ha-ha-ha!

Hmm.

Ha-ha! Huh?

Oh!

Ohh!

One, two...

Two pies!

Yes!

Do you remember I said to you

earlier I had a surprise for you?

Well, this is it!

Oh, that's great.

I could make so many fractions

out of these pies.

Now, this one's for Skip.

He can halve that with his friend.

And this one is mine.

But where's your pie, Sally?

Well, this one isn't just for you.

We need to share this one.

You've had plenty of practice

with your fractions.

I'm sure you know

how to share this one.

Oh, I know.

You can have this little piece

and I'll have this big piece.

You are a funny possum.

Oh, I've learned so much

about fractions.

Come on. Let me show you.

Ooh, what is it?

Ha-ha-ha!

What is it?

Have a look.

Oh!

Oh, look, Sally.

Ohh!

Oh, look at this one!

Oh!

Ha-ha-ha-ha!

Oh, that's great, Possum.

And wait there.

Oh.

Ohh!

Oh, that does look good.

Oh.

Oh.

Oh!

(LAUGHS) Possum's been halved!

You're so funny.

Oh, you have learned so much

about fractions.

Look at all of this.

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.

Bye.

Bye.

Sally, let's eat the pie! Come on!

Oh, yes. OK. Coming.

Sally bakes a pie

Hmm. Sally is baking a pie for Skip and a friend to share. Is there going to be a piece for Possum, too? Possum will have to learn some more about fractions.

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