# Fractions

## 4th Grade Unit on Fractions ## I can ...

*learn fraction vocabulary

*decompose fractions in different ways improper, mixed, and regular fractions

* multiply fractions

*simplify fractions

* solve word problems with fractions

* find equivalent fractions

* compare fractions

* change fractions to decimals

## Fraction Vocabulary:

numerator: the top number of a fraction

denominator: the bottom part of the fraction

mixed number: when a fraction has a whole number and a fraction

improper fraction: when the numerator is bigger than the denominator

simplest or lowest terms: reducing the fraction to its lowest terms

equivalent fractions: equal fractions by simplifying or multiplying the top and bottom by the same thing

## Decomposing Fractions

First click on the Decomposing Fractions: Website. This website will teach you how to decompose fractions. *You can draw the blocks to show the picture.  ## Decomposing an Improper Fraction Example ## Comparing Fractions  ## Your Turn: Compare the Fractions  