Fractions in context | Summary and Q&A

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August 2, 2019
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Fractions in context

TL;DR

Learn how to use fractions to represent real-world situations, including determining fractions of a group and fractions of a whole.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can fractions be used to represent real-world situations?

Fractions can be used to represent real-world situations by showing the portion or fraction of a group or a whole that is being considered. This allows for a visual understanding of the relationship between the part and the whole.

Q: How would you represent the fraction of Sharks dive team in third grade?

The fraction of the Sharks dive team in third grade would be represented as 3/8 or three eighths. This means that out of the total of eight divers, three of them are in third grade.

Q: In the second example, how would you represent the fraction of the clay used to make clay animals?

The fraction of the clay used to make clay animals would be represented as 3/4 or three fourths. This means that out of the total clay, three equal parts were used for making clay animals.

Q: What are some possible ways to visually represent fractions?

Fractions can be visually represented using circles, squares, or other shapes divided into equal parts. Each part represents a fraction of the whole, and the number of parts used determines the numerator of the fraction.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The video explains how to represent fractions in real-world situations using visual representations.

  • Fraction notation is used to represent a fraction of a group or a fraction of a whole.

  • Examples are provided, illustrating how to determine the fraction of a group or the fraction of a whole in different scenarios.

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