The Numerator and Denominator of It All!
What is a Fraction?
A fraction is a numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g., 1/2, 0.5). In a fraction, the denominator tells us how many parts the whole is divided into, and the numerator tells us how many of those parts we're dealing with. Watch the video below to learn more.
Learn Fractions - What is a Fraction?
How Do We Use Fractions In the Real World?
Musicians and Vocalists use fractions when they play or sing music. Each type of note is a fraction that tells them how long or short a note is played or sung. The picture below shows what each note looks like as a fraction and a musical note like on sheet music.