This 7-page complete lesson packet
is teaches students the algorithm for converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, but also makes sure they understand the mathematical concepts behind the steps!
The lesson offers pages of practice that build slowly in complexity to challenge all levels of learners in your class. Students are asked to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers by dividing the denominator into the numerator. Then they color-code the parts of the division problem (divisor, quotient, and remainder) to help them remember how to construct the correct mixed number. Slowly, the lesson has them remove the color-coding and do it on their own.
The lesson also includes teaching notes, common misconceptions, and best practices for implementation. And best of all it requires NO PREP
! Just PRINT
This complete lesson packet includes:
→Teacher Lead Problem Set
→Partner Problem Set
→3 pages of Independent Practice
→Challenge Problem Set for Early Finishers
→Answer Keys and Teaching Notes
This lesson is a perfect pre-requisite lesson for any grade 5th - 8th grade fraction unit. No matter what level math you teach, a deep understanding of mixed numbers and improper fractions and the ability to convert between the two forms will save you so much time in future fraction lessons!
Other Mixed Number and Improper Fraction Resources:
Understanding Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions through ModelingConverting Mixed Numbers to Improper FractionsFraction Matching Game: Improper Fractions and Mixed NumbersFraction Sort Game: Comparing and Ordering Mixed Numbers
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