A fraction is part of a whole

A pizza is cut into eight pieces and we eat five of them

We have three pieces left, or three-eighths of the pizza still to eat

After studying this unit you should be able to:

- describe what a fraction is
- identify proper fractions and improper fractions and convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers
- use equivalent fractions to compare the size of fractions
- perform the operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using fractions
- convert fractions to decimals.