8. Fractions

Lesson

Can you identify the fraction shown on a fraction bar?

Which of the following shows \dfrac{3}{4} on the fraction bar?

A

B

C

D

Worked Solution

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, so shows the value of the fraction.

This video looks at plotting fractions on number lines and naming fractions that are plotted on number lines.

Plot \dfrac{1}{6} on the number line.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When plotting a fraction on a number line:

the

**denominator**(bottom number) shows how many spaces between each whole number.the

**numerator**(top number) shows the number of spaces to move from zero.