FUN WITH FRACTIONS!

- A Study Guide
- and
- Review Game

What is a fraction?

- A symbol that is used to name equal parts of a

whole. - A fraction has a NUMERATOR.
- The numerator is the top number and it names the

part that is shaded or unshaded. - A fraction has a DENOMINATOR
- The denominator is the bottom number and it names

the total number of pieces in the whole.

Heres a Hint

- 24

The number in the NORTH is the Numerator!

The number that is DOWN is the Denominator!

Part of a whole

- 3 is yellow
- 8

Part of a set

4 of the set are pears5

Position on a number line

Naming Parts of a Whole

Naming Fractional Parts

Finding Equivalent Fractions

- EQUivALent means EQUAL!
- 3 is EQUivALent to 16

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Heres a Hint

- To find equivalent fractionsLOOK FOR A PATTERN
- 1 2 3 4 5
- 2 4 6 8 10

Heres Another Hint

- To find equivalent fractionsUSE BOTTOMS UP!

24

24

3 4 6 8

Comparing FractionsUse Bottoms Up!

16

6

2 1 6 8

gt

Two-sixths is greater than one-eighth

Comparing FractionsUse Bottoms Up!

15

24

5 2 12 3

lt

Five-twelfths is less than two-thirds

Ordering Fractions

- You will be asked to order fractions from

Greatest to Least and from Least to Greatest - You have three strategies to choose from
- Draw a picture
- Use Bottoms Up
- Use Fraction Fringe

Ordering Fractions withDrawing A Picture

- 1 1 1
- 3 6 9

Least to greatest 1 1 1 9

6 3

Ordering Fractions with Bottoms Up

- 1 1 1
- 3 6 9
- Compare 1 and 1 3 6
- Compare 1 and 1 3 9
- Compare 1 and 1 6 9

Since 1/3 was largest 2 times, it is the largest

fraction! 1/6 is next, followed by 1/9.

Ordering Fractions with Fraction Fringe (you can

draw it!)

1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole 1 Whole

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116 116

Finding Parts of a Set

When a picture is given, put the items into

groups based on the number in the denominator.

1 of 9 books 3 books in each group 3

Finding Parts of a Set

- When a picture is not given, you have two

choices - Draw a picture and solve!
- Do the math!

8 times what 64?

?

- 1 Of 64
- 8

Mixed Numbers

- A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction

combined

Mixed Numbers

- Count the WHOLEs first
- Then find the FRACTIONal part

Fraction Problem Solving

- USE YOUR STRATEGIES!!! Do not try to work out

the problems in your head ?!!! - Review all of the tricks and hints in this

slideshow! - Review your notes from class!
- PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

Why do I need to know this stuff?

- Fractions can and will help you in real life. In

order to figure out how to make only part of a

recipe because you do not want to feed ten

people, but only five, fractions will be very

helpful. - You can use fractions to divide cake, or candy,

and you will need fractions to help figure out

percents. - Fractions are useful when you buy paint to make

your house look nice and for figuring how much

interest you will pay to the bank when you take a

loan. - Fractions may be a bit difficult to learn, but

believe me, you will be happy that you spent the

time.