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Lesson 2 - Fractions as Parts of a Whole


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Fractions as Parts of a Group, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Use fractions to describe parts of a whole.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 290-291



Instructions for Use

How Much Pizza is Left lets students find the fraction of pizza left in the whole.

To use How Much Pizza is Left?, read the question, look at the illustration, and click on the fraction that represents how much pizza is left. Click the 'Next' button to continue.


Fractions - Naming helps students relate the size of fractions to an illustration.

To use Naming Fractions, count the number of coloured sections in the illustration and input the number in the numerator text box. Count all the sections in the illustration and input the number in the denominator text box. Click the 'Check' box to see if the answer is correct. Click the 'New Fraction' button for the next question.


Fractions - Parts of a Whole lets students understand and represent commonly used fractions.

To use Fractions - Parts of a Whole, click on the up or down arrows to divide the shape into pieces. To make a fraction, click on pieces of the shape. This highlights parts of the whole in the illustration and a corresponding fraction statement appears. Have your child describe, using math language, the number of highlighted pieces out of the whole. Click on the 'New Whole' button for another illustration.