Lesson start ideas | Give a creative idea how to begin a lesson |

Which subject | Mathematics |

What age group | Year or Grade 6 |

What topic | Fraction |

Quantity | 1 |

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Before we delve into fractions, let's play a quick game. Imagine you have a whole pizza with you, and you have to divide it equally among your friends. How will you do it?

You will probably say, "I will slice it into equal parts and share it with my friends." But did you know that this is what fractions are all about?

A fraction is a part of a whole. It is a way of expressing a quantity that is not a whole number. Fractions are expressed as two numbers separated by a line called a fraction bar. The number above the bar is called the numerator, and the number below the bar is called the denominator.

For example, 1/2 is a fraction, where 1 is the numerator and 2 is the denominator.

Fractions can be of different types, depending on the numerator and denominator's values. The different types of fractions are:

- Proper Fractions: When the numerator is smaller than the denominator. For example, 1/4
- Improper Fractions: When the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator. For example, 5/3
- Mixed Fractions: When a whole number is added to a proper fraction. For example, 2 1/3

Fractions may look complicated, but they are not. They are a way of expressing parts of a whole in a concise and precise manner. Fractions are used extensively in math, and it is essential to understand them thoroughly. So, let's keep practicing fractions until we become experts.