The Numerator and the Denominator

Why does a fraction have two part? The beginning of a thorough lesson explains the meaning of the numerator and denominator in a fraction. Visual examples demonstrate the total parts (denominator) and the parts represented (numerator).

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review fraction components for upper elementary-aged learners
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth lesson of 10 that makes up a unit from the TransMath® text
  • The resource is very basic and may prove too simple; consider using with younger learners
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Resource contains a practice page for naming fractions represented by shaded picture parts, as well as five mixed problems for solving
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