23 terms

fraction

names part of a whole or part of a group, (a number in the form a/a or a/b)

numerator

is the top number of a fraction, names a PART of the whole

denominator

is the bottom number of a fraction, tells how many equal parts are in the WHOLE

equal parts

a polygon is divided into the same parts, all parts are the same

halves

divided into TWO equal parts

thirds

divided into THREE equal parts

fourths

divided into FOUR equal parts

fifths

divided into FIVE equal parts

1/2 (one half)

half, Two equal parts

1/3 (one third)

Three equal parts

1/4 (one fourth)

one-fourth, Four equal parts

equivalent fractions

two or more fractions that are equal, they name the same amount, example 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4

>

greater than

<

less than

=

equal to

whole numbers

3/3, 6/6, 4/4 All of the parts are included.

shaded

colored in, set apart by being a darker color

compare

to look at two or more fractions and see how they are related, (greater than >, less than <, or equal to

number line

numbers in order shown as points on a line

fraction bars

rectangles used to show and compare fractions

unequal

not equal in amount (or value)

region

an area

more than half

a section that has more than 1/2 shaded. Examples: 3/4, 2/3