Different Shapes, Same Fractions

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Different shapes can represent the same fractions.

First, identify the denominator to find out how many equal parts make up the shape. Then count the shaded parts of the shape to find out the numerator, or how many parts you have in all. Next, you can write the fraction, and begin matching up the shapes that show the same fraction!

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"And now, for the next game, please welcome, Axel and Tank!" If they can win the game, Axel and Tank will get what is behind the secret prize door. To play the game, they need to identify what fraction the shapes represent, and match them up in pairs to show the same fraction being represented by different shapes! Let's get ready to play different shapes, same fractions! A fraction can be represented by any shape as long as the shape is divided equally into parts and a number of those parts are shaded in! So how can we identify what fraction a shape is showing us? First, identify the denominator, or the bottom number, by counting all the parts in the shape. With this shape, there are eight parts in all, so the denominator is eight. Next, identify the numerator, or the top number, by counting all the shaded parts of the shape. This shape has three parts shaded in, so the numerator is three. Finally, write the fraction the shaded parts of the shape represents. The shaded parts represent three eighths. Let's look at one more before you help Axel and Tank! Here is the second shape. There are three parts in all, so the denominator is three. There are two parts shaded in, so the numerator is two. The shaded parts represent two thirds! Now you know how to identify the fraction a shape is showing it's time to help Axel and Tank win that prize! Here is the first shape. What fraction do the shaded parts represent? It represents two thirds because there are three parts in all and two parts are shaded in. There is one last card to solve. Here it is! What fraction do the shaded parts represent? It represents three eights because there are eight parts in all and three parts are shaded in. Let us help Axel and Tank match the cards up! The shaded parts of this shape and this shape both represent two thirds, so match them up. The shaded parts of this shape and this shape both represent three eighths, so match them up. It looks like Axel and Tank have won the prize! Before we see what prize they won, let's review! Remember, to identify what fraction the shaded parts of a shape represent first, identify the denominator by counting all the parts in the shape. Next, identify the numerator by counting all the shaded parts of the shape. Finally, write the fraction the shaded parts of the shape represent. Axel and Tank, congratulations! Head to the secret prize room to collect your prize! "Wait, this is the prize?" "But Axel, the prize is our home!"