You've probably heard of fractions before, but what do they even mean? Why are there two numbers on top of each other, and why are there so many shapes involved with fractions, like circles, rectangles, and squares? In this video, we discuss what fractions are, what the two numbers mean, how to identify fractions, and how to even represent fractions with different shapes.

Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

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Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.