Fractions in Real Life

10th April 2009
IntroductionThe term 'fraction' is from the Latin word 'fractus' meaning 'broken'.A fraction is a broken number that represents a part or parts of something considered as a whole.1/6, 2/8, 3/5, 11/15, 34/79, 121/197-are some examples of fractions.In a fra... Read >

Measurement in Everyday Life

02nd March 2009
Measurement is a part of everyday life. It is an essential life skill. Measurement is one of the most important and widely used applications of mathematics.Children must understand the importance of measurement and be familiar with their use in everyday l... Read >

Equivalent Equations – Definition and Examples

19th December 2008
The term "equivalent" means "the same". Two equations are said to be equivalent if they have the same solution. Let's look at a few examples. • y = 3 and 2y - 6 = 0 are equivalent equations. y = 3 is a simple linear equation. The other equa... Read >