A fraction is a number that names a part of a whole. If a yellow hexagon represents a whole, notice that there are 3 blue trapezoids in a whole. Each blue trapezoid represents the fraction 1/3. 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 2 blue trapezoids represent the fraction 2/3, and 3 blue trapezoids represent the fraction 3/3.
Understanding Fractions using the Brainingcamp Pattern Blocks virtual manipulative.
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