This 7-page complete lesson packet
is teaches students the algorithm for converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, but also makes sure the understand they math behind the steps!
The lesson offers pages of practice that build slowly in complexity to challenge all levels of learners in your class. It starts with converting basic mixed numbers to improper fractions while examining the meaning behind the math. Then the numbers slowly get bigger. Next, it asks students to analyze the errors in others trying to solve similar problems. Finally, the challenge level for early finishers pushes your highest students to convert in the other direction (improper fractions to mixed numbers) to see if they can derive the algorithm without being taught.
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!
Check out these other Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Resources Here:
Understanding Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions through ModelingConverting Improper Fractions to Mixed NumbersFraction Matching Game: Improper Fractions and Mixed NumbersFraction Sort Game: Comparing and Ordering Mixed Numbers
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