## Fraction Vocabulary

- Cancel: To find values that will divide evenly into the numerators and denominators of

fractions to convert them into smaller fractions that are easier to work with - Denominator:The bottom number of a fraction – The denominator indicates the total

number of parts something is divided into - Equivalent: Fractions that are equal in value e.g. 5/10 and 6/12
- Improper Fraction: A fraction in which the numerator is the same size or greater than

the denominator - Lowest Common Denominator: The smallest number that the denominators of two or

more fractions can be divided into - Lowest Terms: A fraction with a numerator and a denominator that can

only be divided evenly by itself and one - Mixed Number: A number that contains both a whole number and a fractional amount
- Numerator: The top number in a fraction – The numerator indicates number of parts you

are focusing on - Proper Fraction: A fraction in which the numerator is smaller than the denominator
- Reciprocal: The result of inverting numbers in a fraction ( 3/4 to 4/3 )
- Reduce: To express a fraction in its lowest terms
- Simplify: The same as reduce or change an improper fraction to a whole or mixed number
- Unit Fraction: A positive fraction with 1 as the numerator