# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Fractions
Reviews basic concepts, including equivalency.
13
Mathematics
01/04/2006

Term
 Where would you find fractions and decimals on a number line?
Definition
 IN BETWEEN the whole numbers.[image]
Term
 Name three things that we use fractions to describe:
Definition
 Parts of a set, parts of a whole, and measurements.
Term
 Give an example of a fraction used to describe part of a whole.
Definition
 Phillip ate 1/8 of the cake (yum!).[image]
Term
 Give an example of a fraction used to describe part of a set.
Definition
 2/6 of the hats in this collection are police hats.[image]
Term
 Give an example of a fraction used to describe a measurement.
Definition
 This measuring cup could be used to measure out 1 and 1/3 cups of milk when baking that chocolate cake Phillip was eating.[image]"Notice that we often used MIXED NUMBERS when measuring.
Term
 What do you call the top number in a fraction?
Definition
 The NUMERATOR.
Term
 What do you call the bottom number in a fraction?
Definition
 The DENOMINATOR.
Term
 What does the NUMERATOR tell you?
Definition
 It tells what part of the whole or set is being used (shaded, painted, eaten, etc.).[image]
Term
 What does the DENOMINATOR tell you?
Definition
 It tells how many pieces make up ONE WHOLE, or it tells how many objects make up ONE SET.Since there are six hats in the set, 6 is the denominator that matches this picture.[image]
Term
 What is a MIXED NUMBER?
Definition
 A mixed number is number that is made up of two parts. One part is a WHOLE NUMBER, and the other part is a FRACTION.
Term
 What is an IMPROPER FRACTION?
Definition
 An improper fraction is a fraction that has a numerator that is equal to or greater than its denominator.
Term
 Name some examples of improper fractions:
Definition
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Term
 Name some examples of mixed numbers:
Definition
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