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ESL Lesson on Fractions

A fraction is a part of something. For example, when you cut a pie in to four equal pieces then each piece is one-fourth of the pie. If you eat two of those pieces, then you have eaten half of the pie. (3-page lesson)

Whole Circle
Whole Circle

Whole Circle

This is a whole circle.

It is one whole or one or 1.

We have all of the circle. It is 100% of the circle.

One-Fourth of a Circle
One-Fourth of a Circle


One-fourth can be written as 1/4.

We cut the circle into four equal parts.

One of those equal parts is one-fourth. It is 25%.

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