Understanding Fractions as Equal Parts
Fractions is often formally introduced in 3rd Grade. When this topic is introduced, it usually starts with naming fractions or fraction of a set. Students often skipped over the very fundamental concept of fraction – EQUAL PARTS. Without a strong visual understanding of equal parts, fraction often gets reduced to number operations. In this blog post, we describe the progression that teachers and parents can take to lay the foundation for fractions, i.e. understanding fractions as equal parts through visual representations using geometric shapes.