## Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections (ACMNA033)

### LO:

To model and represent common uses of halves, quarters and eighths

### Know:

- the structure of a fraction
- what a numerator in a fraction represents (they are the pieces of a whole)
- what a denominator in a fraction represents (they are the total pieces that make a whole)

### Understand:

- that fractions have individual values which can be used in everyday life.

### Do:

- I can model and represent unit fractions.

**What are Fractions?**

**What are Fractions?**

### The numerator is the top number of a fraction, it represents how many pieces out of the whole here are.

### The denominator is the bottom number of a fraction and it represents how many pieces the whole is broken into.

**Halves**

**Halves**

### This fraction is a half.

### It shows that 1 piece out of the 2 is coloured in.

### So 1 is the numerator and 2 is the denominator.

### Two-halves make a whole.

**Quarters**

**Quarters**

### This fraction is a quarter.

### It shows that 1 piece out of the 4 is coloured in.

### So 1 is the numerator and 4 is the denominator.

### Two quarter pieces make a half and it takes 4 quarter pieces to make a whole.

**Eighths**

**Eighths**

### This fraction is an eighth.

### It shows that 1 piece out of the 8 is coloured in.

### So 1 is the numerator and 8 is the denominator.

### Eight 1/8 pieces make a whole piece.

*Teaching Ideas*

**Fractions Videos**

**Fractions Videos**