# Words and Numbers

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a collection of exercises aimed at teaching students how to calculate fractions of whole numbers. It combines verbal descriptions of fractions with numerical representations, presenting problems in different formats such as “Two fifths of twenty” and “5/6 of 36”. This varied approach requires students to understand and apply the concept of fractions to whole numbers in both written and numerical form. The problems are straightforward, focusing the learner on translating the fraction into a multiplication problem to find the portion of the number in question.

The worksheet is designed to reinforce the student’s ability to interpret and compute the value of a fraction when it is used to describe a part of a whole number. By converting verbal fraction descriptions into numerical operations, students practice the important skill of translating word problems into mathematical equations. This type of exercise helps students to understand the practical applications of fractions in real-world contexts, such as measuring ingredients in a recipe or calculating portions. It also aims to build confidence in handling fractions, a concept that is essential for success in mathematics, particularly in algebra and probability.