Students will practice changing mixed numbers into improper fractions with this set of 32 task cards. This skill is important for students to be able to perform all the operations with mixed numbers.
These task cards help to address the following Common Core Standards:
Common Core Standard
5.NF.A – Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
- 32 Task Cards in color
- 32 Task Cards in black line - Answer Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
- Information for the Teacher page
Task cards can be printed in a variety of ways depending on your personal preferences and available materials.
These cards look amazing in color, but also print well in grayscale. For those who must conserve ink/toner (like me), I have included a duplicate set with the background removed.
Cards hold up best if printed on card stock or construction paper. Another option is to print them on plain paper and glue or laminate them to a heavier paper.
Teaching with Task Cards
Task cards are an awesome alternative to the classic worksheet. Your students will think you are amazing for giving them such fun activities to do.
Just a few of the many ways task cards can be used are:
Play a Game
Games such as Scoot, Boom, and Around the Room are fun ways to use task cards with your students. You can also use the cards to play any generic board game where students must answer a question correctly to be able to roll and move ahead.
Task cards make great centers activities and can be self- checking if you provide access to the answer key.
Small Group or Partner Work
Task card sets can be given to small groups or pairs for students to work on together, and compare answers, or to help one another through the problems.