This activity uses pattern blocks to practice the concept of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. Students can work cooperatively with a partner during math centers, or it can be done as a whole class activity.
Copy pattern blocks cards onto cardstock and cut out.
Laminate the activity page with the hexagons.
Distribute pattern blocks (hexagons, trapezoids, rhombi, and triangles) to students.
Put the pattern blocks cards face down.
A student draws a card (and works with their partner if doing it together) and lays the required pattern blocks down on the activity page, filling up one whole hexagon at a time.
The student then writes the mixed number and improper fraction for the card they drew, using the activity page and manipulatives to help them.
pattern blocks, manipulatives, hands on, fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, converting, conversion