Common Core Math Vocabulary

Unit Fraction - Definition with Examples

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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. 

Unit fraction numerator 1 one example

  Fun Facts

  • The product of two unit fractions is another unit fraction. 

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One part of a whole,
One candy from a full bowl!
One piece from an apple pie.
Unit stay units, even when multiplied!

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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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