## Express Whole Numbers as Fractions

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Grade 3 Fractions** - 3.NF.3C

How to Express Whole Numbers as Fractions? Whole numbers are a group of positive numbers; this group does not contain any negative numbers. These are numbers that are not broken into smaller fractions. Fractions divide whole numbers into smaller parts, that are not necessarily whole numbers themselves. Here is a step-by-step guide that will help kids learn to express whole numbers as fractions. Step 1: Writing as Fraction Over 1 - The first step is to write the whole number as a fraction with one as its denominator. If you want to convert 4 into a fraction you may write it as; 4/1. Step 2: Choosing a New Denominator - The next step is to replace 1 with a new denominator. You need to choose a denominator based on the desired fraction size. If you want to convert 4/1 into halves, you will have to choose 2; if you want to convert it into a quarter, you will have to choose the number 4. Step 3: Multiplying Both Numerator and Denominator - The next step is to multiply the numerator as well as the denominator by the number you chose in step 2. If you are converting the whole number 4 into half, you need to multiply the fraction from step 1 by 2/2. 4/1 x 2/2=8/2

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons

- Step-by-step Lesson-
We break a rectangle and circle into equal parts.

- Guided Lesson - Shade
a shapes and find their fractional value. Write whole numbers as
fractions and then reverse it up.

- Guided Lesson Explanation
- This makes for one colorful explanation.

- Practice Worksheet - We
cover all the major skills on this standard in this practice worksheet.

#### Homework Sheets

The first homework is a bit more abstract than the second homework.

- Homework 1- Color 1 whole and write the fraction it shows.
- Homework 2- Match the shaded shapes to the fractions that they show.

#### Practice Worksheets

Coloring parts of a whole. Naming visual fractions. We also introduce number lines and fractions here.

- Practice 1- Write the fraction and whole number value of each shape.
- Practice 2- Write 3 fractions that are equal to 1. Do not use a numerator greater than the number 10.