Unit Fraction

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a unit fraction:

  • It is a proper fraction.

  • It represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole.

  • It has a numerator of one.

  • The denominator is a whole number that is greater than 1.

  • 1b
    represents one part of a whole partitioned into b parts.


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Unit Fraction Activity


is a proper fraction.

TEKS: 3(3)(C), 3(6)(E), 5(3)(J), 5(3)(L)