## 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.)

## Question

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?

## Solve It

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.