Fraction Finder and 3 Questions

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Fraction Finder Can you identify the fractions? Can you identify the parts of a fraction?

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What is a fraction? Fractions are parts of a whole. If an amount is divided into equal parts, or fair shares, we can understand and name the fractions. A fraction is the top number (called the numerator) divided by the bottom number (called the denominator).

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Some examples of fractions: A graphical example of fraction 1/3 is shown by the pie chart below. The pie is divided into 3 equal parts. The blue part is equal to one third of the pie, thus 1/3. A graphical example of fraction 7/8 is shown by the apples below. A box holds 8 apples. One apple is missing from the box. There are 7 apples left in the box, thus 7/8. Some examples of fractions: 1/3 2/5 7/8 A graphical example of fraction 1/3 is shown by the pie chart below. The pie is divided into 3 equal parts. The blue part is equal to one third of the pie, thus 1/3. A graphical example of fraction 2/5 is shown by the marching men below. There are five marching men in the illustration. There are 2 men in orange uniform, thus 2/5. A graphical example of fraction 7/8 is shown by the apples below. A box holds 8 apples. One apple is missing from the box. There are 7 apples left in the box, thus 7/8.

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3 Questions to Ask: 1. What is the whole and how big is it? * All wholes are not the same. * 1/2 of $10.00 is not the same as 1/2 of $100.00. 1/2 = $5.00 1/2 = $50.00

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2. Into how many equal parts has the whole been divided? * If the whole has been divided into equal parts, we can understand and name the fractions, and the number of parts tells us what fraction of the whole each part is. * The denominator tells us what fraction of the whole each part is. If an 8 inch pie is divided into 4 equal parts, the denominator is 4, and each slice is ¼ of the pie.

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3. How many of the equal parts are we using? * This tells us the actual amount of the whole that is being dealt with. * The numerator of a fraction tells us how many of the equal parts we are using. If we ate 1 piece of the 8 inch pie that was divided into 4 equal pieces, the numerator is 1, and we would have eaten ¼ of the pie.

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Do You Really Know What The Questions Mean? For Example: 1. ½ the class tells us that there are two equal parts and we are using one of the parts. Do we know the size of the whole class? 2. 2 pieces of cake tells us we are using 2 of the pieces. Do we know how many pieces there are in all, or if they are equal? 3. ¼ of a dollar tells us the whole is $1.00, it is divided into 4 equal parts of $0.25 each, and we are using 1 of the parts, or $0.25. We can answer all three questions about this amount, so we really understand what it means.

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Can you answer the 3 questions? What is the whole? 4/4 How many parts? 4 How many parts are we using? 1

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What fraction of this shape is yellow? 1 4 What is the numerator? 1 What is the denominator? 4

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Can you answer the 3 questions? What is the whole? 9/9 How many parts? 9 How many parts are we using? 4

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What fraction of this shape is yellow? 4 9 What is the numerator? 4 What is the denominator? 9

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Can you answer the 3 questions? What is the whole? 2/2 How many parts? 2 How many parts are we using? 1

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What fraction of this shape is yellow? 1 2 What is the numerator? 1 What is the denominator? 2

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Can you answer the 3 questions? What is the whole? 6/6 How many parts? 6 How many parts are we using? 3

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What fraction of this shape is yellow? 3 6 1 2 or What is the numerator? 3 or 1 What is the denominator? 6 or 2

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What fraction of this shape is blue? 2 6 What is the numerator? 2 What is the denominator? 6

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What fraction of this shape is pink? 6 12 or 1 2 What is the numerator? 6 or 1 What is the denominator? 12 or 2

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What fraction of this shape is purple? 1 6 What is the numerator? 1 What is the denominator? 6

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What fraction of this shape is green? 4 4 or 1 whole What is the numerator? 4 What is the denominator? 4 Or it is 1 whole

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Can you identify the fraction? x x x 3/6 or 1/2 x x 2/5 x 1/3 x x x 3/4

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Let's Practice Some More! How much pizza is left?

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How much pizza is left?

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How much pizza is left?

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How much pizza is left?

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What fraction of the design is blue? A. 4/24 B. 6/24 C. 8/24 C. 8/24 What fraction of the design is red? A. 4/24 B. 6/24 C. 8/24 B. 6/24 What fraction of the design is yellow? A. 4/24B. 6/24 C. 8/24 B. 6/24 What fraction of the design is green? A. 4/24 = B. 6/24 = C. 8/24 = A. 4/24

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Now you create a color pattern and find the fractions. Use the handout.

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Can you answer the 3 questions? The class is having a pizza party! Each team gets I pizza sliced into 8 pieces. There are 4 people in each team. What fraction of the pizza will each student get? What is the whole? How many parts? 2 How many parts are we using? 8

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What fraction of the pizza will each student get? 2 8 of the pizza What is the numerator? 2 What is the denominator? 8

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Can you answer the 3 questions? The coach is dividing his 9 player team into 3 equal parts for practice. He sends one part of the team to practice alone, and stays with the two parts of the team left. What fraction of the team is he working with? What is the whole? How many parts? How many parts are we using? 3 2 or 6 players Team

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What fraction of the team is the coach working with? 2 3 of the team Or 6 players What is the numerator? 2 What is the denominator? 3

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Can you answer the 3 questions? The baseball team in the previous problem won the championship. The players decided to each make a winning ribbon for the coach. They divided a ribbon 1 yard long into 9 equal pieces to make the ribbons. What fraction of the yard will each player get? What is the whole? 1 yard How many parts? 9 How many parts are we using? 1

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What fraction of the yard will each player get? 1 9 yard of the ribbon 4 inches each Or how many inches? What is the numerator? 1 What is the denominator? 9

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Can you answer the 3 questions? Your family ate a pie after dinner. The eight inch pie was cut into 6 equal pieces. Two people ate a slice. What fraction of the pie is left? What is the whole? Pie How many parts? 6 How many parts are we using? 4

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What fraction of the pie is left? 4 6 of the pie is left Or how many pieces? 4 pieces of pie What is the numerator? 4 What is the denominator? 6

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Can you answer the 3 questions? You are at the school store with 3 of your friends. You have a dollars worth of quarters and you buy each of you a $0.25 pencil. What fraction of the money have you spent? What is the whole? One dollar How many parts? 4 How many parts are we using? 4

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What fraction of the dollar was spent? 4 4 Do you have any money left? No, you spent it all!!! Is 1 a fraction? No !!! or 1 whole spent

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Write your own word problem using pizza.