Although this site is called “Everyday Maths”, it’s actually about numeracy. Numeracy is the set of maths skills that you might use in everyday life. Crucially it also includes the ability to directly relate those skills to real life. Some people might feel that some of the maths they were taught in school has little […]

# Halves, Thirds and Quarters

A simple illustration of three types of fraction to refresh your memory. Here are some examples of halves, thirds and quarters: Keep a look out for examples of halves, thirds and quarters around you today. If you can’t find any, make one! (Cake is a good bet)

# Parts of a Fraction

Fractions can tie some people up in knots. By the end of this post, you’ll know what each part of the fraction is called, what it means and a handy little phrase to use when describing them. A fraction means “part of something” ** and looks a bit like this: The numerator tells us how […]