Fractions are a necessary part of maths.

They come in many forms; improper, proper and mixed number.

Though improper and proper forms are direct in its presentation and interpretation, mixed number form may pose a potential mistake for young learners.

Example:

Is this

**2 + (3/4)**or

**2 x (3/4)**?

Caution has to be taken to stress it as 2 + (3/4).

Some students have taken it to mean 2 pieces of (3/4) !

Dangerous isn't it.

But rest assure.

If you understand the language of maths and its "grammar", all will be well and interesting.

:-)