11From 1 piece I have cut two. The bottom number or denominator tells how many pieces are in your whole item.1/21/2
12Now divide those two halves again. How many pieces do you have now ? 1/41/41/41/4There are four pieces now so the bottom number of your fraction will be 4. The higher the number on the bottom the smaller the pieces will be
13Top number or numerator The top number of the fraction tells you how many of the pieces you have. If I gave you these 3 pieces how many fourths would you have?