Convert Between Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers
Students use concrete and pictorial models to decompose improper fractions and mixed numbers. This allows them to be able to rely on understanding the meaning of fractions for conversions rather than relying on processes that can easily become confused.
8 problems including models
Use during guided math, as a teacher-facilitated activity with the whole class, during tutoring or intervention, with small groups, or in centers.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, an example with questioning, an answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions ref...
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5...
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number s...
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