This free Cut and Paste Converting Mixed Numbers To Improper Fractions Worksheet helps children visualize this skill while having fun.
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Having children realize that improper fractions are equal to an improper fraction is important. And even before we throw out the formula for converting these two back and forth, it is important to provide some visual examples.
I highly suggest grabbing some fraction circles and helping your kiddos model exactly what is happening when improper fractions get converted to mixed numbers and vice versa.
Begin by having the children model a fraction like 7/4. They should pull out seven 1/4 pieces. (You may need to have partners work together so that there are enough fourths to model this.)
Next, have them get out their whole circles and fill up as many as they can.
When they are done they should recognize that they have 1 3/4….one whole circle is filled in and there are three one-fourths left over.
Start the same way as before. Give the students a mixed number like 1 2/3 and have them model that number with their fraction circles using one whole and two thirds.
Now have them fill out the whole circle with three equal parts, and now all that left is to have them count how many thirds there are. They should come up that there are 5 thirds, making the fraction 5/3.
Once they have correctly solved a few of your problems, then it is time to move onto this converting mixed numbers to improper fraction worksheet.
Need more ideas for helping children model and visualize fractions? Check out our five-day series on visualizing fractions?
Prep – Work
These worksheets require almost no prep – work for you.
First, print off on copy paper.
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper Poly Wrap, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 5000 Sheets / 10 Ream Case (150010C) Made In The USAElmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticksSchoolworks 5 Inch Blunt Kids Scissors, Classpack of 12 (153520-1004)
Time to Use:
Once the copies are made it is time to let your little ones go at it. Using the pies, all the children have to do is find the mixed numbers and improper fractions that go together
Enjoy this converting mixed numbers to improper fraction worksheets.
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