#### A fraction tells us that we do not have a whole value, but we have some portion of that whole value. In the sense of a pizza pie, which kids love, if we eat three slices of pizza, we did not eat the whole pizza. If the pizza were to be sliced into the standard eight slices and we had three of those slices, we could express this in math terms by saying we had three-eighths (3/8) of the pizza. In any fractions there are two basic components. The top number is called the numerator and tells us how many parts of the whole value we have. The bottom number is called the denominator and tells us how many parts there are to one whole value.

This section of worksheets starts to remind students the absolute meaning of a fraction through divided shapes. We then have students create their own fractional shapes. You will then express the fractional relationship between pre colored or drawn shapes. This skill is great to start students off with the concept of sorting or classifying within a set population. These worksheets explain how to use visual representation to find parts of a whole and express the ratio as a simple fraction. Solutions to sample problems and practice problems are provided.