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Fractions as PartWhole conceptWithin the whole idea of fractions, resides the concept of partitioning: dividing an object into equal parts. But partitioning involves not only shapes and areas but also lengths and quantities Fractions as PartWhole concept is the most commonly used example to teach fractions to children [1]. A fraction represents one or more parts of a geometrical figure which has been divided into some EQUALLYSIZED pieces. [2]
Susan J. Lamon in her book [2] stresses the importance of 5 points in the partwhole idea:
Some common errors in fractions as part whole concept:
Source: 1 Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (7th Edition) 2. Teaching Fractions And Ratios For Understanding: Essential Content Knowledge And Instructional... From Fractions as PartWhole concept back to basic algebra fractions

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