Before we get into the art of calculating with fractions, it is - as always - first you have to master the basics!
You should at least read and understand this short summary. Nevertheless, I also recommend to read the topic pages:
- they are entertaining and
- deepen your understanding.
You will have it easier later!
Page 1: A fraction - numerator, denominator, fraction bar
A fraction has a numerator, denominator and a fraction bar.
That's good to know, but to understand the meaning I'll show you a picture that you can refer to again and again: Read on page 1 what is a fraction.
Page 2, 3 and 4: Mixed Numbers
If you place a whole number in front of a fraction, you get a mixed number.
A popular exercise is the conversion of mixed number into an improper fraction and vice versa.
Page 5: Reciprocal of a Fraction
You get the reciprocal of a fraction by turning it upside down. The numerator becomes the denominator and the denominator becomes the numerator.
Seite 6: Fraction Bar
To understand fractions and its arithmetics, it's absolutely important to know:
The fraction bar means "divide by" !!!