Problem Solving Strategies
Question: Laura has 3 green chips, 4 blue chips and 1 red chip in her bag. What fractional part of the bag of chips is green?
What do you need to find?
You need to find how many chips are in all. Then you need to find how many of the chips are green.
How can you solve the problem?
You can draw a picture to show the information. Then you can use the picture to find the answer.
Draw 8 chips.
3/8 of the chips are green.