# Jenis kesilapan jawapan murid dalam matematik

FRACTIONS

Fraction/ Pecahan
Errors in comparing the value of two proper fractions 1 1 or 4 3 4 is greater than 3, is 1 4 greater
Example: Which fraction is greater,

1 1 or 4 3

Same numerator

When two fractions have same numerator, the fraction with a smaller denominator is greather. Therefore , 1 is greater
3

Incorrect

correct

Errors the basic operation of fractions
1 1 a) + = 4 2
1 1 + = 4 2 1+ 1 = 4+ 2 2 Cannot add = fractions with 6 different 1 denominators = 3 1 1 + 4 2 1 1x 2 = + 4 2 x2 1 +2 = 4 3 = 4

Change the fractions into an equivalent fraction

Incorrect

correct

5-

3 b)5 − 1 = 4

3 5 −1 4 3 =4 4
incorrect

3 5 −1 4 4 3 = 4 −1 4 4 1 =3 4
correct

Change the whole number into a mixed number

5 3 c)2 − = 8 4
8 3x 2 =1 − 8 4 x2 2 =1 5 is left 8 8 out 1 =1 4
Incorrect

8 5 3x2 = (1 + ) − 8 8 4 x2 13 6 =1 − 8 8 7 =1 8
correct

Errors in converting improper fractions into mixed numbers Convert
Use long division

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16 into a mixed number 5

3 5 16 - 15 01

3 5 16 denominator - 15 01

Quotient: Whole number

1 part out of 5 parts

16 3 =1 5 5

16 1 =3 5 5
Correct

Incorrect