# Lesson 2: Naming Fractions

## Getting Started

### Questions to Explore

- What is a fraction?
- What are the parts of a fraction?
- How do we write and speak in mathematical language?

### Facts and Definitions

**Numerator**: the top number in a fraction, how many parts of the whole you have or need**Denominator**: the bottom number in a fraction, the total number of equal parts in a whole

### Skills

- Recognize parts of fractions: numerator and denominator
- 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*

### Materials

*A Fraction's Goal—Parts of a Whole*by Brian P. Cleary- colored pencils
- glue or glue stick
- scissors

### Introduction

Materials: scissors

Your child will cut out the cards on the "Matching Fractions" sheet and then create pairs that show the same fractions.

"Matching Fractions" Answer Key