# Fractions and Percentages (Mathematics Curriculum)

# Fractions

## What Is a Fraction?

A fraction is a part of a whole number.

We use whole numbers to count a whole number of objects (1 apples, 2 balls, 3 cars):

We use fractions when we wish to count parts of whole objects (^{1}⁄_{2} an apple, ^{1}⁄_{3} of marks in a test, ^{1}⁄_{4} of a cake):

### Dictionary Definition

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a fraction as "a numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g. 1/2, 0.5)."

## Fractions

A fraction is a part of a whole number. It is written as two numbers written on top of each other, separated by a line.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn the basics of fractions.

## Types of Fractions

There are different types of fractions: proper, improper and mixed.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn the types of fractions and how to convert between them.

## Equivalent Fractions and Simplifying Fractions

Different fractions that represent the same value are called equivalent fractions. One of these fractions will be the simplest fraction.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn about equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions.

## Arithmetic with Fractions

Just like numbers, fractions can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn arithmetic with fractions.

## Using Fractions

Fractions are useful. We might want to find out what half of an amount is, or express a number of objects as a fraction of the whole.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn about using fractions.

## Converting Fractions

Fractions are just one way of expressing a part of a whole. Percentages and decimals are other ways.

In this mini-curriculum, you will learn how convert a fraction to a percentage and a decimal.