Is Helena correct? If so, explain how she can tell that the diagram represents
. If she is not correct, explain why not.
How much does each piece represent?
How many pieces are shaded?
Since each square is divided into 5 equal pieces, each piece is equal to one fifth.
There are 12 shaded pieces, so this diagram represents
Draw a diagram to represent the mixed number
. How can you write this as a single fraction greater than one?
Use the diagram for part (a) to help you design this diagram.
How many pieces are in a whole? How many do you shade?
To represent this mixed number as a single fraction greater than one, 11 equal pieces will need to be shaded.
How much of a whole will each piece represent?
How can you write
as a mixed number? Be sure to include a diagram in your answer.
How many whole numbers does this represent?
How many pieces are left over?
Remember to draw a diagram.