Saturday, November 26, 2011


Let's break the hexagon into 6 equal pieces:
whole hexagon and hexagon cut into 6 equal pieces
What if we just had one of the pieces?
one triangle of hexagon that's cut into 6 equal pieces
That would be 1 piece out of 6 pieces. Right?
Here's how we write it:
1/6 - the top number is called the numerator and the bottom number is called the denominator
We read this like "one sixth."
Let's do some more counting!

How much of this hexagon is red?
hexagon cut into 6 equal triangles
5 pieces are red... out of 6 total pieces...
So, 5/6 of the hexagon is red.
How much is blue?
1 blue piece... out of 6...
1/6 of the hexagon is blue.

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