# Ordering and counting with fractions (2,3,4,5)

Lesson

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.

#### Worked examples

##### Question 1

Georgia was counting fractions in the thirds.

Fill in the gaps for her.

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

##### question 2

Order these fractions from largest to smallest.

1. $\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

##### Question 3

Complete the table below.

1.

Image

Number of

Total Number of

Pieces

Fraction of

$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.