This award-winning series helps students to build confidence in their ability to "do math" and develop the knowledge and skills required to become mathematically literate. Many students are frustrated by fractions. Basic Math introduces the fraction with concrete examples. The structure of the fraction-numerator and denominator-is related to the whole number. Fundamental fractional operations such as equivalent fractions, reducing, simplifying, and writing a mixed number as an improper fraction are introduced. These operations are vital if one is to successfully compute with fractional numbers. Students will learn to define the numerator of a fraction as it's "digit" and the denominator as it's "place value," while simplifying an improper fraction to a mixed number & more.