**Fraction Vocabulary:**

**Please help your child to be able to read the word, spell the word, know the definition, and use the word in a sentence.**

- halves - two equal parts of a whole
- thirds - three equal parts of a whole
- fourths - four equal parts of a whole
- fifths - five equal parts of a whole
- sixths - six equal parts of a whole
- eighths - eight equal parts of a whole
- tenths - ten equal parts of a whole
- twelfths - twelve equal parts of a whole
- numerator - the number above the fraction bar in a fraction; it tells how many equal parts
- denominator - the number below the fraction bar in a fraction; it tells the total number of equal parts
- fraction - a symbol that names equal parts of a whole or parts of a set
- benchmark fractions - commonly used fractions
- equivalent fractions - fractions that have the same value but different numbers
- mixed numbers - numbers that have a whole number part and a fraction part