Fraction Bar - Definition with Examples

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What is a fraction bar? 
In math, a fraction bar can be defined as a visual representation of fractions which helps in comparing fractions and carrying out operations with fractions. 

Fraction bars or Fraction strips are a part-to-whole representational model.

Here are the fraction bars for halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths and eighths. 

Fraction bar strips part to whole

  Fun Facts

  • Fraction bars and strips are types of bar models.
  • The Vinculum or bar that separates the numerator and denominator in a fraction, is also referred to as the fraction bar.
 

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Play a game with your child. Cut 10 strips of a chart paper. Give your child crayons and a ruler. Ask him to represent different fractions you say on the strips. 
You can then further use the same strips and ask your child to compare two fractions or add or subtract them. 
 

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