This is a hexagon. The hexagon can be divided into 6 equal parts.

Now, each divided piece of the hexagon is 1/6.

We call the top number the

We call the bottom number the

**Numerator**, it is the number of parts you have.We call the bottom number the

**Denominator**, it is the number of parts the whole is divided into.
Now you can try to count in Fractions.

How much of the hexagon is red?

__5 red pieces__

6 total pieces

So 5/6 of the hexagon is red.

How much of the hexagon is blue?

__1 blue piece__

6 total pieces

So 1/6 of the hexagon is blue.

I found this link which is very useful for the teachers to use when introducing Fractions to the children.

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