#### Understanding

Fractions use two symbols to describe this new kind of number: the fraction (a/b) on a number line is a lengths of (1/b), where b indicates the number of equal partitions between 0 and 1.

### What to look for

Students will learn that the denominator indicates the number of equal parts in each whole unit and the numerator indicates the number of those parts.

### Sample Assessment

Which fraction has a value closest to (1/2) ?

a. (5/8)

b. (1/6)

c. (2/2)

d. (1/5)

Answer: a