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Fractions play an important role on your IGCSE / GCSE maths exam and therefore it is important you examine them well during your maths revision. Unfortunately many students don't understand very well how to work with fractions and therefore make all sorts of mistakes when solving maths questions. This is because students do not know the basics and therefore develop some sort of fear of them. This fear is completely unnecessary for fractions are nothing more than a notation to describe a part (a fraction) of a whole. It is a division! If you are not scared of fractions and able to work confidently with them, you will be able to answer many types of maths questions and therefore will be more successful on your maths exams. Before we start to work with fractions, it is important to take some time to make sure we know what we are talking about. Have a look therefore at the following video which will provide you with all the important vocabulary used in this important mathematical section. If you want to understand maths you need to understand the language!
