## Fraction Unit

### Learing Targets

• Students will be able to understand a unit fraction as the quantity formed by one part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.
• Students will be able to describe the numerator as representing the number of pieces being considered.
• Students will be able to describe the denominator as the number of pieces that make the whole.
• Students will be able to Recognize and generate equivalent fractions using visual models, and justify why the fractions are equivalent.
• Students will be able to compare two fractions with the same numerator or denominator using the symbols ›, = or ‹, and justify the solution.
• Students will be able to explain why fraction comparisons are only valid when the two fractions refer to the same whole.
• Students will be able to compare two fractions with the same numerator or denominator using the symbols ›, = or ‹, and justify the solution.

### Vocabulary

Fraction
A special number that tells the part of a whole or set.
Numerator
The top number in a fraction that tells how many parts
Denominator
The bottom number in a fraction that tells home many equal parts make a whole
Equilvalent Fractions
Fractions that are equal.
Example ½ and 2⁄4