In this activity, we will learn how to find a fraction of a whole number.
To find a fraction of a whole number, divide the whole number by the denominator of the given fraction.
Find 1/5 of 15 sweets.
Divide 15 by 5.
15 ÷ 5 = 3.
It is worth noting that this only works when the numerator (the top number in the fraction) is 1.
If the numerator is a different number, there would be a second step to work out the problem.
Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?