This week we have been simplifying, adding and finding fractions of amounts. Understanding fractions is crucial because they represent parts of a whole. They are in various aspects of life, including cooking, construction, finance, and science.

For instance, in cooking, you might need to adjust a recipe to make more or less food, which involves understanding fractions. In construction, measurements often involve fractions, such as when cutting materials to fit a space. In finance, fractions are used to calculate interest rates and percentages. Additionally, fractions are fundamental in mathematics and are essential for more advanced concepts like algebra and calculus. Overall, learning about fractions helps develop essential problem-solving and critical thinking skills applicable in many real-world situations.