Which of the models shows halves?
The model in C shows 2 equal parts, or halves.
How can we say and write this fraction?
We say, "one half." We write this as
In D, the pieces are not the same shape. Does this model show fourths? Why or why not?
Yes; equal parts have to be the same size, but not the same shape. We can cut the rectangle in half. Then, we can cut each of those halves into fourths.
E has 4 parts. Does it show fourths? Why or why not?
No, because the parts are not the same size.
What fraction of each of these models are shaded?
A = 3 thirds; B = 4 fourths.
D = 4 fourths.
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