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Vocabulary

Numerator
The top number of a fraction; indicates the number of pieces of the whole in that fraction.
Denominator
The bottom number of a fraction; indicates the total number of pieces that make a whole in that fraction.
Connector
The parts of the VEX GO Kit that create a right angle connection between two other pieces.
Equivalent
Equal in value.
Like (Common) Denominator
Having the same number in the bottom of two or more fractions.
Like (Common) Numerator
Having the same number in the top of two or more fractions.
Whole
A value of “1”; the total number of pieces to equal a whole number.

Encouraging Vocabulary Usage

The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.

Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:

  • Throughout all of the activities
  • As they are working in groups
  • As they are reflecting
  • As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
A VEX GO character

Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage