It may be hard for your child to see a fraction or a decimal as a number. Her entire young life, she's learned about whole numbers (one, four, 13, 298) and now she's expected to understand numbers that are part of a whole (1/2, 1.6, 3/8). Fractions and decimals are tricky concepts for children to comprehend. Many times, kids don’t understand that fractions and decimals are equal to each other, and are actual numbers on a number line.