Lesson

You have previously looked at how to represent fractions with models . Lets practise identifying fractions given the area model below.

What fraction is shown here?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

The

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

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

Watch this video to learn about counting and ordering fractions in words, symbols and pictures.

Using the geogebra applet, slide the slider to find out the fraction you want.

The numerator (top number) tells us how many parts are shaded. The denominator (bottom number) tells us how many parts the shape is divided into.

Georgia was counting fractions in the thirds. Fill in the gaps for her.

Worked Solution

Order these fractions from smallest to largest.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Remember to count up all the pieces to find the denominator, not just the unshaded ones. Count the shaded pieces to find the numerator.