Question Video: Representing Fractions of a Whole Using Models Mathematics • 3rd Grade

Emma has shaded part of the whole. Fill in the blanks: _ out of _ equal parts are shaded. What fraction is shaded?

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Emma has shaded part of this whole. Fill in the blanks: what out of what equal parts are shaded. What fraction is shaded?

In this question, we’re told that Emma has shaded part of this whole. The whole means the whole shape. In the first part of the question, we have to fill in the missing numbers. And we have to write the number of parts which are shaded out of the number of equal parts altogether. Did you count the number of shaded parts? There are four. Four parts of this shape have been shaded blue. How many equal parts has this shape been divided into? Let’s just keep on counting. We counted the four shaded parts. Here’s another part; that makes five, six. Four out of six equal parts are shaded.

How do we write this as a fraction? The numerator or the number on the top is the number of shaded parts. And the number on the bottom or the denominator tells us how many equal parts there are. When we divide a shape into six equal parts, we call each part a sixth, so the fraction of the shape that is shaded is four-sixths.

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