# Lessons 1-3 Edit

**ACTION STEPS: Memorize this list of answers for the vocabulary of the subject, which can also be found on page 6 of the Guidebook, and let me know when you are ready to give it. **

**Answers to the Questions:**

1. A **fraction** is a broken part of a whole number.

2. The **short horizontal line** in a fraction is called a fraction bar.

3. A **numerator**, top number, representing the pieces being counted in a whole and a **denominator**, bottom number, represents the amount of pieces in a whole.

4. A **proper fraction** is less than a whole and improper fraction is more than a whole.

5. A **mixed number** has a whole number and a fraction.

6. Two **equivalent fractions** are equal in size and have the same factors.

7. **Like fractions** have the same denominator.

8. To **simplify** a fraction means to make the fraction smaller in number by dividing.

9. **Convert an improper fraction** to a mixed number because it needs to be simplified.

10. **Convert a mixed number** to an improper fraction because they need to be multiplied or divided.