A 60 minute lesson in which students will convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals.
This lesson contains a link to an external video. Please watch the video prior to presenting this lesson to ensure that the content is appropriate for your students.
Watch the Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers video on YouTube (this could be viewed more than once to consolidate students’ understanding of the concepts presented). After watching, ask the students:
Display and discuss the annotated example of how to convert improper fractions to mixed numerals on slide 20 and complete the whole class example on slide 21.
Display and discuss the annotated example of how to convert mixed numerals to improper fractions on slide 22 and complete the whole class example on slide 23.
Display the review questions on slide 24. Monitor and support the students as they individually complete the questions on the slide.
Display and discuss the answers to the review questions on slide 25. As the students correct their answers, encourage them to raise any queries or concerns.
Play a game of Math Manon the Sheppard Software website. This could be played as a whole class on the interactive whiteboard, or individually (depending on computer access).
Allow any fast finishers to play 'Highest Card' using the Improper Fractions Cards. Each student draws one card from the pile. They must then convert their improper fraction to a mixed numeral. The student with the highest mixed numeral of the two wins the pair. The student with the most pairs at the end of the game is the winner.
Allow less confident students to complete the review questions in a small group with the support of a teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities