• Number: Fractions
Using Fraction Tiles And Circles
Clearly the 1/8 is smaller than the 1/4 . Each of these fractions is a unit fraction, that is, there is a single piece – the numerator is one. Sometimes students are confused by the fact that the larger the denominator the smaller the piece. This is because they see the fraction as two separate whole numbers rather than a single number.
Two-fourths, four-eighths are the same length as one-half. They are equivalent fractions.