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# What Are Fractions?

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This is a basic tutorial about what fractions are with some examples.

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### What Are Fractions?

1. 1. What are Fractions? Erica Steiner EDU 352 Profession Rollins February 15, 2012
2. 2. What Are Fractions? <ul><li>Fractions are a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of something (The Free Dictionary). </li></ul>
3. 3. Let’s start by doing some counting … How many hexagons are here? But what if there was only part of the hexagon? 1 2 3 5 4 How would we count it?
4. 4. We’ll use FRACTIONS! If we break the hexagon in to 6 equal pieces and took out 1 piece, what would we have? We would have 1 piece out of 6 pieces. Here is how we right it… We read this as “one sixth”
5. 5. How much of the hexagon is GREEN? 5 pieces out of 6 total pieces are GREEN… so 5 / 6 of the hexagon is GREEN
6. 6. How much is PURPLE ? 1 piece out of 6 total pieces are PURPLE … so 1 / 6 of the hexagon is PURPLE
7. 7. Let’s try another one… <ul><li>How much of the rectangle is yellow ? </li></ul><ul><li>4 pieces out of 9 pieces… </li></ul><ul><li>4/9 (This is read as “four nineths”) </li></ul><ul><li>How much of the rectangle purple ? </li></ul><ul><li>5 pieces out of 9 pieces… </li></ul><ul><li>5/9 (This is read as “five nineths”) </li></ul>
8. 8. References <ul><li>Fractions (n.d.) Retrieved on February 13, 2012 from http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/fractions-01-what-are-they-01.html </li></ul><ul><li>Free Dictionary by Farlex, The. (2012). Retrieved on February 15, 2012 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Fractions </li></ul>