Not So Impossible Improper Fractions! Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10130

Are you mixed up about mixed numbers? Is there a proper way to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers? With games, videos, and your cooking skills, learn to create and convert improper fractions!

categories

Elementary

subject
Math
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Dear Mom,

I know you said I could bake these cookies on my own while you were at work, but I’ve come across a little problem. I’ve doubled the recipe, but now I have all of these improper fractions and I don’t know how to figure out how much to put in! Text me back soon! These have to be done by tonight!

Love you,

Confused in the Kitchen Kid

What do you do when you need to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers? Learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers by dividing, and understand what the improper fractions and mixed numbers mean.

Let’s learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Visit the following link to view the video Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers: dividing. Your parent or teacher will need to create an account for LearnZillion so you can view the video. LearnZillion is a free resource.

Answer the following questions as you watch the video:

  • What are three ways fractions can be shown?
  • What is the numerator? What does it represent?
  • What is the denominator? What does it represent?
  • What is an improper fraction?
  • What do you know about the value of an improper fraction?
  1. Now, take a look at another video for converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Maybe you will learn something new or think about something you hadn’t thought of before!
  2. Watch the following video from Khan Academy to see the steps for converting an improper fraction to a mixed number, as well as a visual representation of what the improper fraction and mixed number really mean:

  1. Write out the steps for converting an improper fraction to a mixed number using the Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers Flow Chart from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

Are you ready to create and convert some improper fractions on your own?

Move on to the Got It? section!

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