A Wonderful World of Fractions

By Haley

What are improper fractions?

Improper fractions are when the numerator is larger than the denominator. For example you have 8/5. The numerator is larger than the denominator because 5 is smaller than 8. An improper fraction will be larger than 1.

What does a fraction look like?

A fraction has a denominator and numerator. The denominator is the bottom number and the numerator is the top number in a fraction. Lets say 1/2. The denominator is 2 and the numerator is 1. When you draw a picture that shows a fraction it MUST have equal parts.

What are equivalent fractions?

Equivalent fractions are fractions that are different but can be the same because when you are simplifying, they are going to be the same no matter what. For example, lets use 2/4 and 1/2. They're equivalent because when you draw two circles, and one of them only is cut one time and the other is cut twice. For the first one shade in one of the two and on the second one shade in just two. Can you tell the difference? No! Because they are the same!