## Fractions are not numbers

July 16, 2010 2 Comments

Yes, fraction isn’t a kind of number. It is misleading to put fraction alongside the sets of numbers – counting, whole, integers, rational, irrational and real. The diagram below which are in many Mathematics I (Year 7) textbooks is inviting misconceptions.

Fraction is not a number but a form for writing numbers just like the decimals, percents, and other notations that use exponents and radicals, etc. Read more of this post