Objective: Students will practice working with non-unit fractions. They will partition area model shapes to develop an understanding of fractional parts of a whole.
Vocabulary: fraction, unit fraction, numerator, denominator
Warm up Questions:
- What do the two numbers in a fraction represent?
- How are area model fractions different from number lines?
- How are the fractions in this lesson different from unit fractions?
Unit fractions make up every shape that is divided into fractions! In this lesson, you will be working with fractions that have numerators other than one.
The square is partitioned into thirds. There are 3/3 in the whole.
2/3 of the square is colored orange.
1/3 of the square is not colored.