# Writing Fractions

Introduction to the Fraction Insets | |
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Math - Fractions | |

Level | Primary Elementary |

Age | 5.5+ |

Prerequisites | Introduction to the Fraction Insets |

Materials | ten metal fraction insets pencil slips of paper tray or clipboard |

This activity teaches the child how fractions are written.

## Contents

## Presentation[edit]

### Writing Fractions[edit]

- "Today I'm going to show you how to write fractions."
- "First we draw a line across like this."
- "The number on the bottom tells us how many pieces the shape was broken into. This part of the fraction is called the denominator."
- "This tells us we are talking about the circle broken into four pieces."
- Show other examples of this.
- "The number on the top tells us how many fourths we are talking about. This part of the fraction is called the numerator."
- Take out one fourth. "This is one fourth."

Show other examples in which the numerator is 1. - Show examples in which the numerator is larger than 1.

### Fractions with Pre-Printed Labels[edit]

- Set up the fraction frames at a mat. Bring the container of fractions labels and select all of those that have a numerator of 1.
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## Points of Interest[edit]

## Control of Error[edit]

## Variations and Extensions[edit]

- Free fraction worksheets are available to print from WorksheetFun.com

## Material[edit]

### Make Your Own[edit]

Printable Fraction Slips |

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