UK Primary (3-6)
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. $\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