8. Fractions

Lesson

Let's review how to identify a fraction using the shaded area of a shape.

Which of the following shows \dfrac{1}{10} of the area of the shape shaded?

A

B

C

D

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.

How to write and read mixed numbers.

Write 2 and 2 thirds as a mixed number.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can write a mixed number as: \,a\,\dfrac{b}{c} where a is the whole number, b is the number of parts we have, and c is the total number of parts.

This video looks at how to change a mixed number into an improper fraction, or an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Rewrite 4\dfrac{1}{2} as an improper fraction.

Worked Solution

Rewrite \dfrac{11}{3} as a mixed number.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

The whole number component of a mixed number tells you how many wholes there are.