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Types of Fractions by Mind Map: Types of Fractions
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Types of Fractions

What is a fraction ?

Fractions are a part over a whole

Example: 1/2, The part is called the NUMERATOR in this fraction we are talking about 1 part., The DENOMINATOR is the whole. In this fraction it is the number 2. It tells how many pieces the whole is divided into.

Example: 3/5, The part is called the Numerator. In this fraction the numerator is the number 3., The DENOMINATOR is the whole. In this fraction the whole is divided into 5 parts.

What is an Improper Fraction?

The numerator is larger than the denominator

Example: 7/4, The numerator has 7 parts and and the denominator is cut into fourths.

Example: 7/3, The Numerator has 7 parts, the Denominator is cut into thirds

What is an equivalent fraction?

Fractions that represent the same amount

Example: 2/4, 2/4 = 4/8

Example: 6/10, 6/10= 12/20

What is a Mixed Number?

A whole number and a fraction

Example: 1 3/4, This mixed number has 1 whole and the fraction 3/4.

Example: 2 1/3, This mixed number has 2 wholes and the fraction 1/3

About this map and Mindmeister

I made this map on fractions using the web 2.0 tool, MindMeister.  I liked some aspects of it, but I did not like the green connection arrow.  It is very hard to control, and would not allow me to connect the same ideas twice. I did not find the icons useful to my topic, but I did pick a very specific topic. I also found the design of the map confining, but perhaps that is beause I am comparing it to Inspiration which has unlimited design abilities. I did link 3 interactive sites to this map and two notes. Both were very easy to accomplish. I will have to explore the use of this tool more to see how I can apply it in my classroom. Betsy Huberth