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Year 3

# Identify non-unit fractions

I can identify non-unit fractions.

New
New
Year 3

# Identify non-unit fractions

I can identify non-unit fractions.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. A non-unit fraction has a numerator greater than 1; it is composed of more than one unit fraction.
2. We say, 'the whole has been divided into ___ equal parts, and I have ___ of them'.
3. When writing fractions, the numerator is the top number showing the number of equal parts we have.
4. The denominator is the bottom number showing the number of equal parts the whole has been divided into.

### Common misconception

Pupils may count the number of equal parts that are shaded and write the numerator and then count the number that are not shaded and write the denominator.

Ensure that pupils count all of the equal parts to find the denominator. The denominator is the number of equal parts that make up whole. We encourage children to find, and then describe, the denominator before the numerator.

### Keywords

• Division bar - The division bar is the horizontal line separating the two values in a fraction.

• Denominator - A denominator is the bottom number in a fraction.

• Numerator - A numerator is the top number in a fraction.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Q2.
Q3.
What fraction is represented?
three-eighths
three-sixths
Q4.
What fraction is represented?
five-sixths
five-sevenths
Q5.
What fraction of the frogs are on the log?
five-fourths
five-fifths
Q6.
What fraction of the pandas are wearing hats?
six-fifths
five-sevenths

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
What is the denominator of the fraction shaded
Q2.
What is the numerator of the fraction shaded?
Q3.
$$\frac{3}{4}$$
$$\frac{4}{6}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{3}{6}$$
Q4.
$$\frac{8}{3}$$
$$\frac{3}{7}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{3}{8}$$
Q5.
What fraction of stars are shaded?
$$\frac{3}{7}$$
$$\frac{5}{6}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{4}{7}$$
Q6.
Sofia shades 3 parts of this shape yellow and 3 parts green. The rest she shades red. What fraction is red?
$$\frac{5}{8}$$
$$\frac{7}{9}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{3}{9}$$