Still Confused?

Try reviewing these fundamentals first

- Home
- AU Year 5 Maths
- Introduction to Fractions

Still Confused?

Try reviewing these fundamentals first

Nope, got it.

That's the last lesson

Start now and get better maths marks!

Get Started NowStart now and get better maths marks!

Get Started NowStart now and get better maths marks!

Get Started NowStart now and get better maths marks!

Get Started Now- Intro Lesson: a3:49
- Intro Lesson: b7:55
- Intro Lesson: c8:26
- Intro Lesson: d5:59
- Lesson: 1a1:18
- Lesson: 1b1:12
- Lesson: 1c1:08
- Lesson: 2a1:41
- Lesson: 2b1:46
- Lesson: 2c1:51
- Lesson: 3a1:29
- Lesson: 3b1:33
- Lesson: 3c1:28
- Lesson: 4a2:11
- Lesson: 4b2:26
- Lesson: 5a5:13
- Lesson: 5b4:42
- Lesson: 5c3:04
- Lesson: 6a1:44
- Lesson: 6b2:10
- Lesson: 6c1:54
- Lesson: 6d2:16
- Lesson: 7a1:51
- Lesson: 7b1:45
- Lesson: 7c1:37
- Lesson: 8a2:04
- Lesson: 8b2:19
- Lesson: 8c4:14
- Lesson: 8d3:19

In this lesson, we will learn:

- How to understand and write fractions using shape models
- How to understand and write fractions using groups of objects
- How to show fractions on number lines

**Fractions**are__parts of a whole__!- Fractions represent smaller pieces of a total (whole) thing
- Whole shapes are divided into equal parts
- Whole groups are divided into equal smaller groups (number of items)
- If you have $n$ number of equal parts of a shape, then each part is worth $\frac{1}{n}$ of a whole.
- Ex. 8 equal parts; each part is $\frac{1}{8}$ of a whole
- When writing a fraction with numbers, there are two parts:
- The top (the “
**numerator**”) represents how many parts you have - The bottom (the “
**denominator**”) represents how many total parts the whole is divided into - Ex.
- Fractions can also represent groups of objects.
- Ex. what fraction of these jellybeans are green?
- If you were to count:
- all the jellybeans it would be: $\frac{12}{12}$ jellybeans
- the jellybeans that were NOT green: $\frac{12 total -3 green}{12} = \frac{9}{12}$ not green
- the jellybeans that ARE green and NOT green: $\frac{3}{12} + \frac{9}{12} = \frac{12}{12}$ jellybeans
- if you add all the different parts of the whole, you will end up with the whole (when the top is equal to the bottom)

- IntroductionIntroduction to Fractions:a)What are fractions?b)How to write fractions using numbers and shapesc)How to write fractions to represent groups of objectsd)How to show fractions on number lines
- 1.
**Equal Parts of a Whole**

How many equal parts are there? Each part is how much of a whole?a)b)c) - 2.
**Counting Shaded Parts of a Whole**

What fraction is shown by the shaded part(s)?a)b)c) - 3.
**Shading in Parts of a Whole**

Represent the fraction by shading in parts of the shapea)$\frac{5}{6}$ of this hexagon:b)$\frac{4}{7}$ of this hexptagon:c)$\frac{1}{3}$ of this triangle: - 4.
**Fractions - Word Problem 1**

There were 10 kittens at the pet store. By the end of the day, 3 of them had been adopted.a)What fraction of kittens were adopted?b)What fraction of kittens were NOT adopted? - 5.
**Fractions - Word Problem 2**

Stella has a butterfly collection at home. She has 5 monarch butterflies, 2 swallowtail butterflies, 8 white cabbage butterflies, and 1 zebra butterfly.a)What fraction of her collection is swallowtail butterflies?b)What fraction of her collection is NOT zebra butterflies?c)What fraction of her collection does the monarch and white cabbage butterflies make up together? - 6.
**Guessing the fraction by creating equal parts**

What fraction of the picture is shown by the shaded area? Try to split each into equal parts first.a)b)c)d) - 7.
**Writing the fraction represented by the number line**

Write the fraction shown by the dot on the number line.a)b)c) - 8.
**Fractions for sets of objects**

Describe the sets of objects with fractions by filling in the blanks.a)There are ___ balls in total

___ are yellow out of ___ balls

What fraction of the balls are yellow? ___b)There are ___ cubes

___ are green out of a total of ___ cubes

What fraction of the cubes are green? ___c)If one-fourth of the light bulbs are broken:

There are ___ light bulbs in total

___ lightbulb(s) work and ___ lightbulb(s) do not work

What fraction of lightbulbs are not broken? ___d)Three slices of pizza have been eaten but five slices of pizza are left over:

There were ___ slices of pizza in total

___ slices have been eaten and ___ slices have not been eaten yet

What fraction of pizza slices have been eaten? ___