Lesson 2 Name Parts as Fractions
Let’s use fractions to describe parts.
Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Shaded Parts
Which one doesn’t belong?
Activity 1 Partition the Strips
Your teacher will give you some paper strips. Each strip represents 1.
Fold each strip so that the parts represent one of the following fractions. Use one strip for each fraction.
When you finish folding, trace your folding lines with a pencil and then label each part with the correct fraction.
Activity 2 Partition, Shade, Trade
Partition each rectangle into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths. Then label each part with the correct fraction.
Partition the rectangle into equal-sized parts. Shade one of the parts.
Trade rectangles with a partner. If the whole rectangle is 1, what number represents the shaded part? Explain your reasoning.
What fraction of the rectangle is shaded?
Partition the rectangle into 8 equal parts.
What fraction of the whole rectangle does each part represent?