Unit Fractions – Definition with Examples

What is a Unit Fraction?

In math, a unit fraction can be defined as a fraction whose numerator is 1. It represents 1 shaded part of all the equal parts of the whole.  

Here are a few examples of unit fractions. 

Unit fraction numerator 1 one example
Fun Fact:
The product of two unit fractions is another unit fraction. 

Let’s Sing!

One part of a whole,
One candy from a full bowl!
One piece from an apple pie.
Unit stay units, even when multiplied!

Let’s Do It!

Ask your child or 3rd grader to identify unit fractions in their surroundings.

For instance, while serving a piece of cake, ask them what their portion is in fractions. Help them determine the denominator if required.