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FRACTIONS

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**Let’s draw a rectangle, and divide it in two equal parts...**

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**The red part of the rectangle represents a fraction… 1/2 (one half)**

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**Now, let’s draw a circle and divide it in two equal parts...**

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**The red part of the circle represents a fraction… 1/2 (one half)**

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**Very Good!!! Now let’s draw another rectangle and divide it in three equal parts...**

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**The red part of the rectangle represents another fraction… 1/3 (one third)**

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**Very Good!!! Now let’s draw a circle and divide it in 4 equal parts...**

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**The red part of the circle represents a fraction… 1/4 (one fourth)**

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**Very Good. Now you know what a Fraction is**

Very Good!!! Now you know what a Fraction is !!! Remember that in a fraction the number below the line indicates the total number of equal parts in which an object is divided…

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**and the number above the line indicates the number of parts “selected” in that object...**

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So, you can represent different fractions with the same object … For example, look at the following object...

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**Now see how this rectangle can be used to show different fractions….**

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**If we “select” 1 part of this rectangle, What is the fraction?**

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**If we “select” 1 part of this rectangle, What is the fraction?**

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**If we “select” 2 parts of this rectangle, what is the fraction?**

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**If we “select” 2 parts of this rectangle, what is the fraction?**

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**If we “select” 3 parts of this object, what is the fraction?**

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**If we “select” 3 parts of this object, what is the fraction?**

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PRACTICE

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1 ------ 4

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3 ------ 4

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1 ------ 5

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3 ------ 5

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3 ------ 4

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2 ----- 4

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3 ----- 8

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3 ----- 4

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2 ----- 5

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6 ----- 8

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1 ----- 8

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