Which One Doesn't Belong? Shady Fractions

Look at this set of four pictures. Decide which one doesn’t belong with the other three. Use math words to describe your thinking. There are many ways to think about each one!

A. shows a square with 8 equal parts. 3 of the parts are shaded. B. shows a square with 2 equal parts. 1 part is shaded. C. shows a square with 3 parts. 2 parts together equal the third part these 2 parts are shaded. D. shows a hexagon with 6 equal parts. 3 parts are shaded.


See if you can find reasons why each of the pictures might not belong with the other three.


Explain your thinking to someone else. Do they have different reasons why one doesn't belong?