Fractions
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Ordering and counting with fractions

Lesson

You may have already learned about representing fractions as areas of shapes.

When representing fractions the:

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

Fractions can be written in:

  • words, e.g. six eighths
  • pictures, e.g.
  • symbols, e.g.