The numerator is the top part of a fraction. It represents the number of equal parts being considered. In a fraction, the numerator is the number above the line, which represents the whole.

In the fraction 3/4, the numerator is 3. This means that we are considering 3 out of the total 4 equal parts.

- The numerator represents the number of equal parts being considered in a fraction.
- It is the top number in a fraction.
- It tells us how many parts of the whole are being counted or considered.
- The numerator is always written above the fraction line.
- It is an essential part of understanding and working with fractions.

- What is the numerator in the fraction 5/8?
- If a fraction has a numerator of 2, how many equal parts are being considered if the denominator is 6?
- Explain the significance of the numerator in a fraction.

Study GuideSubtracting Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Subtracting Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Subtracting Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Subtracting Fractions

Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Use visual models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to add and subtract commonly used fractions and decimals.

Algebra (NCTM)

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables, and equations to draw conclusions.

Connections to the Grade 5 Focal Points (NCTM)

Algebra: Students use patterns, models, and relationships as contexts for writing and solving simple equations and inequalities. They create graphs of simple equations. They explore prime and composite numbers and discover concepts related to the addition and subtraction of fractions as they use factors and multiples, including applications of common factors and common multiples. They develop an understanding of the order of operations and use it for all operations.