So, Just What is a Fraction? - The meaning of a fraction.
A fraction is made up of a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number).
- The denominator (bottom number) tells how many equal parts make up one whole.
- The numerator (top number) tells how many of these parts you actually have.
This is explained in the following video, which uses the Fraction Models from NCTM
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