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## Addition – How to add whole numbers

By |2018-04-24T07:56:53-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

A number line is infinite in both directions. Adding numbers is like walking along a path, the number line. To add two small numbers, like 7 + 4, you can just start from the 7 and walk forward 4 spaces, and then see where you are on the number line, and there you are [...]

## What are whole numbers? – Math

By |2017-07-29T16:57:42-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

A number line is infinite in both directions. Whole numbers are the numbers you learned when you were first learning to count - one, two, three, four, five and so on, all the way up to billions and trillions and past that. In addition, zero is a whole number, and so are all the [...]

## What are fractions? – Math

By |2019-06-12T09:13:22-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

A fraction of a pie: What are fractions? We started with whole numbers When we first thought about the number line, we counted only in whole numbers - we went straight from zero to one to two to three. But what if we wanted to stop in between the numbers? The number line Whole numbers All [...]

## Which one is the denominator? Fractions

By |2017-07-29T14:52:00-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

A pie cut into thirds The denominator of a fraction is the number on the bottom (the top is the numerator). In the fraction 1/2, the denominator is 2. In the fraction 45/66, the denominator is 66. And in the fraction 2/3, the denominator is 3. For whole numbers, the denominator is always one, so when we say "three", [...]