You may have learned about fractions as areas of shapes.
Now watch this video to learn more about using shapes to understand fractions.
Remember, with any fraction model the:
The shape on the right is divided along the dotted lines and split into a new shape.
What fraction of the original is this new shape?
The shape on the right is used to make a larger shape.
This is the shape we make:
What fraction of the Larger Shape is the Original Shape?