Lesson

In previous years we have practiced identifying fractions from fraction bars . Let's practice this concept.

Here is a fraction bar.

Complete the statements below.

a

This fraction bar has ⬚ equal parts.

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b

Each part is \dfrac{⬚}{⬚} of the whole.

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Idea summary

When writing fractions from fraction bars:

This video shows how to name fractions from fraction bars.

Below is a fraction bar.

What is the fraction of the coloured piece?

A

\dfrac{2}{3}

B

\dfrac{3}{4}

C

\dfrac{1}{4}

D

\dfrac{1}{3}

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Idea summary

When writing fractions using fraction bars:

- The denominator (bottom number) shows the number of equal parts the whole is divided into.
- The numerator (top number) shows how many parts are shaded.

This video shows how to name fractions from area models.

Which of the following shows \dfrac{3}{4} of the area shaded?

A

B

Worked Solution

Idea summary

The denominator (bottom number) is the number of equal parts the shape is divided into.

The numerator (top number) is the number of parts shaded to represent the fraction.