# How can we use fractions in everyday life?

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Fractions: A Fun Way to Learn Division
Fractions are like pieces of a whole. They can represent parts of a larger number or a whole. Fractions can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided. This allows you to solve complex equations. Fractions can help you understand the world around you, from measuring ingredients in baking to understanding fractions of an hour.
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Did you know?
A fraction can be expressed as a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. In mathematics, fractions are used to describe how many parts of a whole there are. Fractions can also be written in scientific notation, for example 1/4 can be written as 0.25.
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Did you know?
A fraction can be expressed as a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. In mathematics, fractions are used to describe how many parts of a whole there are. Fractions can also be written in scientific notation, for example 1/4 can be written as 0.25.
4. Open question
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How can we use fractions in everyday life?
5. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a hamburger with legs and arms, dancing on a hotdog bun stage
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Clues
Question: You are a baker and you need to divide a cake into 8 equal slices. How do you do it?
Remember that a fraction is a part of a whole - 8 is a fraction of the whole cake. To find 8 equal parts you can divide the cake into halves, then quarters, then eighths. Each time you divide the cake, it becomes easier to cut the slices to be equal.
A: Draw the cake and the 8 equal slices. B: Explain to your partner how you divided the cake into 8 equal slices.
7. Poll
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What is the top number in a fraction called?
• Denominator
• Divisor
• Numerator
• Whole number
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What is the bottom number in a fraction called?
• Equal sign
• Denominator
• Fraction bar
• Numerator
9. Poll
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Which fraction is bigger: 1/4 or 3/8?
• 3/8
• 1/4