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**Understanding Fractions**

1. A fraction is a portion (or part) of a whole amount.

3. The numerator of a fraction describes how many parts are selected or taken.

4. The denominator of a fraction describes the total number of parts that make the whole.

2 equal parts:

one-half

1 out of 3 shapes:

one-third

4 equal parts:

one-fourth

2. Fractions describe equal parts of a whole or parts of a group.

5. Unit fractions are fractions with a numerator equal to 1.

1

5

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1

6

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1

8

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6. Write the unit fraction that represents each part of the whole shape. Then write the fraction of the shape that is colored yellow.

7. Identify which figure shows equal parts. Then name the unit fraction that describes the equal parts of the whole for that figure.

a.

b.

8. What fraction of the pizza has pepperoni?

9. Write the fraction for each part of the set of shapes. (circles and rectangles)

10. One fourth (1/4) of the set of shapes

is triangles. Find 1/4 of 8 shapes.

11. What number is 1/3 of the school of fish?

12. In the number lines below, the

denominator is equal to the number

of equally sized sections between 0 and 1.

Identify on each number line, the fractions

represented by the letters A, B, C, D, G.

Congratulations!

You're finished!

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