Fractions

Lesson

You may have already learned about representing fractions using area models.

When representing fractions the:

- denominator (the bottom number) shows how many equal parts make the whole.
- numerator (the top number) shows how many equal parts are selected.

Fractions can be written in:

- words, e.g. two thirds
- pictures, e.g.
- symbols, e.g. $\frac{2}{3}$23

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

Georgia was counting fractions in the thirds.

Fill in the gaps for her.

$1$1 third $\editable{}$ thirds $1$1 whole

Order these fractions from largest to smallest.

$\frac{3}{4}$34, $2$2 quarters,

$2$2 quarters, $\frac{3}{4}$34,

A, $2$2 quarters, $\frac{3}{4}$34

B, $\frac{3}{4}$34, $2$2 quarters

C$2$2 quarters, $\frac{3}{4}$34,

A, $2$2 quarters, $\frac{3}{4}$34

B, $\frac{3}{4}$34, $2$2 quarters

C

Complete the table below.

Image Number of

Shaded PiecesTotal Number of Pieces

Fraction of Shaded Pieces

$1$1 $5$5 $\frac{\editable{}}{\editable{}}$ $\editable{}$ $5$5 $\frac{\editable{}}{\editable{}}$ $3$3 $\editable{}$ $\frac{3}{5}$35 $4$4 $\editable{}$ $\frac{\editable{}}{\editable{}}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\frac{\editable{}}{\editable{}}$

Remember!

The denominator is how many equal parts make up the whole.

The numerator is the number of equal parts in the fraction.

Know simple fractions in everyday use