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# Fractions and Unit Squares

Math: Elementary Math: Fractions
K-5
30 Minutes
TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad®
Lessons

# Fractions and Unit Squares

Activity Overview

This activity is intended to extend the concept of fraction to unit squares, where the unit fraction fraction is a portion of the area of a unit square.

A unit on a number line can be related to a unit square with sides the same length as the unit on a corresponding number line. This TI-Nspire lesson is intended to extend the concept of fraction to unit squares, where the unit fraction  is a portion of the area of a unit square. In , b indicates the number of regions – which have equal area – into which the unit square has been divided, and a represents the number of those regions that are shaded.

Students should have prior experience with the content in What is a Fraction? and Equivalent Fractions.

This is Lesson 3 out of 15 in the Building Concepts in Mathematics: Fractions Series.

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