Students will understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts. Students will understand a fraction as a number on the number line, and with guided instruction, represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Explain to your students that they will use different models to identify fractional units and label these units on a line.
Remind your students that a numerator is the top number in a fraction, while the denominator is the bottom number. Explain that equivalent fractions have the same value but different denominators and numerators.
Tell your students that they will also work with these units to measure objects in the room.