UK Primary (3-6)
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Ordering and counting with fractions

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. $\frac{6}{8}$68

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

Try these questions for yourself.

Worked examples

Question 1

Danielle was counting fractions in the eighths.

Fill in the gaps for her.

  1. $\frac{0}{8}$08 $\frac{\editable{}}{8}$8 $\frac{2}{8}$28