### Fractions

The parts of a fraction are shown here.

The numerator is the number above the line and the denominator is the number below it.

You could think of the line between the numerator and the denominator as meaning 'out of' ~ in this case 3 out of 4.

or you could think of it as a division sign ÷

so this fraction can also be written as **3** ÷ **4** or **3/4**

(*on a computer we use the / key because there is no ÷ key on a standard keyboard.* )

### Equivalent fractions

These three diagrams all represent the same fraction, one third.

1/3 = 2/6 = 4/12

Can you see a pattern in these equivalent fractions?

1/3 = 2/6 = ? = 4/12 = ? = ?What are the missing fractions?

What patterns can you see in the numerators and denominators of these equivalent fractions?

Can you complete these patterns of equivalent fractions?

1/2=2/4 = 3/6 = 4/8 = . . . . .

1/5 = 2/10= 3/15 = ? = 5/25 = . . . . .

1/10 = 10/100 = 100/1000 = ? = . . . . .