Melanie Ackerman Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers! Essential Question For Today •How can improper fractions and mixed numbers

be used interchangeably? Behavior Management Don't forget! What is an improper fraction? Improper fraction: a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. What is a mixed number? Mixed number: A number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction Let's see some examples... Improper fractions:

16

5

72

6 45

8

63

16 What about mixed numbers? Here are some examples... Mixed Numbers:

2 1

5

3 1

2 3 1

3

5 1

6 The mixed number would keep the original denominator.

The remainder would become the numerator.

The quotient would become the base number. Let's try some examples! What about changing a mixed number to an improper fraction? 2 1

3 Multiply the denominator by the base number.

Add the product to the numerator and keep the denominator. So, the improper fraction would be

7

3 because.. 2 x 3 +1 = 7! Change

16 into a mixed number

5 5 16

-15

01 3 So, the mixed number would be

3 1

5 1. Multiply the denominator by the base number.

2. Add the product to the numerator and keep the denominator. We need to remember the rules... 1. The mixed number would keep the original denominator.

2. The remainder would become the numerator.

3. The quotient would become the base number. Improper fraction to mixed number: Mixed number to improper fraction: Numerator: The number above the line in a common fraction; how many parts of the whole.

Denominator: The number below the line in a common fraction; the whole Other Key terms...

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