Glossary

Denominator- The number which tells how many equal parts are needed to make a whole. (bottom number on a fraction)

Numerator- The number which tells the part(s) in the fraction. (top number in the fraction)

Unit Fraction- Is where the numerator of the fraction is one.

Proper Fraction- When the numerator is less than the denominator.

Improper Fraction- When the numerator is larger than the denominator.

Common Fractions- Proper and improper fractions.

Mixed Numbers- When a whole number is combined with fractions.

Equivalent Fractions- Equal fractions. (example 1/3=3/9)

Lowest Terms- If there is no whole number other than one that divides by both, the fraction is in lowest terms.

GCM- GCM stands for greatest common multiple.  It means the greatest whole number that divides two whole numbers.

Common Denominator- A denominator that is the same in two fractions.

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