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Fractions

TermDefinition
fraction part of a whole
numerator tells how many equal parts are described; the number on the top of the fraction bar
denominator tells how many equal parts in all; the number on the bottom of the fraction bar
benchmark fraction a fraction that is easy to visualize and use
equivalent fractions fractions that represent the same number; they name the same part of a whole
prime number a number that has exactly 2 factors
composite number a number that has more than 2 factors
factors numbers you multiply to find a product
multiple product
proper fraction a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator
improper fraction a fraction where the numerator is larger than the denominator
mixed number a whole number and a fraction
fraction bar the line that separates the numerator and denominator
unit fraction a fraction that describes one part of the whole
decimal a number system based on 10
tenths a part of a whole divided into 10 equal parts
hundredths a part of a whole divided into 100 equal parts
decimal point a point (or dot) used to separate the whole number part from the fractional part of a number
Created by: pdeprosse