Identify and Write Fractions
Learning Goal -
1. I will identify and write fractions of equal parts (thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and eighths).
Talk About It
What does the bottom number, or denominator, mean in our fraction? What does the top number, or numerator, mean in our fraction?
We use fractions to show a part or parts of a whole.
Do you think it is important that all the parts of a fraction - like all 6 parts in the circle - are equal? Why or Why not? (Discuss with your neighbor.)
William's class had a pizza party on the last day of school. One of the pizzas was divided into 6 pieces. William ate 2 of the pieces. What fraction of the pizza did William eat?
Trace 6 parts of a circle on a piece of white paper. Label 2 pieces of the circle to show the slices of the pizza William ate. Below the picture label the fraction with a numerator/denominator.