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## Chapter 5Fraction Concepts

Fractions are one of the hardest concepts for children to grasp and master. There are so many names for fractions: simplest form, improper, mixed number, equivalent, and so on. Worse, there are many steps and rules for all these different types of fractions. A child needs to have a clear grasp on fraction concepts before doing any computation or conversion. If your child is struggling to understand fractions, read on to find out how you can help.

### Understanding Fraction Parts

Simply put, a fraction is a part of a whole. The top number is called the numerator and the bottom number is called the denominator. A saying that helps my students remember the parts of a fraction is, “The nurse comes in before the doctor.” This ...

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