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Fun with Fractions

In **Excel Math** we teach students how to use fractions, percentages and decimal numbers. Let's see how it's done (there are many ways).
First, what is a fraction?

The word *fraction* is used to describe one or more equal parts of a group. When we cut a pie or pizza or anything into equal parts, we create fractions of the whole.

The *numerator* is the top number (above the line).
It tells how many parts of the equal whole you are describing:

The *denominator* is the bottom number (below the line).
It tells into how many parts the whole has been cut or divided:
The fraction one-fourth can be notated as a colored box:
or as various shapes.
Since 1 of the 4 parts is shaded (in both examples), the numerator is 1. There are four total parts so the denominator is 4.

Download a free fraction practice worksheet for your students.

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