Common Core Math Vocabulary
Unit Fraction - Definition with Examples
What is a unit fraction?
In math, a unit fraction can be defined as a fraction
whose numerator is 1.
It represents 1 shaded part of all the equal parts of the whole.
Here are a few examples of unit fractions.
One part of a whole,
One candy from a full bowl!
One piece from an apple pie.
Unit stay units, even when multiplied!
Let's do it!
Ask your child or 3rd grader to identify unit fraction in things around them, for instance, while serving a piece of cake, ask them what their portion is in fractions. Help them in determining the denominator, if required.
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