# Introduction to learning fractions

A fraction represents a part of a whole, with the numerator (top number) indicating how many parts are taken and the denominator (bottom number) showing the total number of equal parts the whole is divided into. Use this fractions worksheet, created by teachers, to help teach your primary school child the basics of fractions.
Keystage:  KS1, Year 1, Year 2

## How are fractions taught in primary school?

In primary school, when your child starts learning fractions, it's all about understanding how items, objects or numbers can be divided into pieces.

Your child will probably be given visuals like pictures of pizzas that are sliced into parts or chocolate bars broken into chunks to get the idea. Your child will also learn the language of fractions, like numerator (the number on top) and denominator (the one on the bottom).

As your child gets the hang of it, they will start being asked to compare, order, and solve fraction sums. Progressively, equivalent fractions will be introduced (which are different fractions that mean the same thing) and your child will be taught how fractions pop up in real life, such as in recipes or measuring.