12 terms

benchmark fraction

a common fraction that you can judge other numbers against (e.g., 1/4, 1/2, 3/4)

denominator

the total number of equal parts a whole is divided into (the bottom number in a fraction)

numerator

the number of fractional parts (the top number in a fraction)

unlike denominators

fractions with different sized units

like denominators

fractions with the same sized units

whole unit

a total partitioned into smaller, equally sized fractional parts

fractional unit

the size of the fractional part shown by the denominator

number sentence

a math statement that uses =, <, or >

equivalent fractions

fractions that may look different, but are equal to each other; they name the same part

tenth

1/10 or 0.1

hundredth

1/100 or 0.01

fraction greater than 1

the numerator is larger than the denominator; it represents a whole plus a fraction of a whole