Fraction Basics for Kids
Let us learn basics of fractions in this page.
What is a fraction?
It can be defined as a part or a portion of a whole object. It is represented with a numerator and a denominator.
What is a numerator?
It shows how many portion(s) of the whole is taken.
What is denominator?
It shows how many parts are there in the whole.
Let us consider the below example:
In the total of 6 parts, 2 are shaded in orange. This can be written as
where 2 is the
numerator (number of portions shaded in orange) and 6 is the denominator (the total number of parts of the whole).
Similarly, the below figure is an example of
Note that the denominator value should not be zero.
Learning the basics of fraction is made easier here.