A fraction is a number that names a part of a whole. If a red circle represents a whole, notice that there are four yellow pieces in a whole. Each yellow piece represents the fraction 1/4. The bottom number in a fraction is called the denominator and represents the number of equal-sized pieces in a whole. The top number in a fraction is called the numerator and represents the number of parts being considered. So two yellow pieces represent the fraction 2/4, three yellow pieces represent the fraction 3/4, and 4 yellow pieces represent the fraction 4/4.
Understanding Fractions using the Brainingcamp Fraction Circles virtual manipulative.
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