Mixed Numbers, Introduction

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Use our Mixed Numbers, Introduction Lesson Plan to demonstrate the components of mixed numbers. Students will learn how to covert from a mixed number into an improper fraction and from an improper fraction to a mixed number.  This interactive lesson includes a fun scavenger hunt that engages critical thinking skills and reinforces understanding.

Mixed Numbers, Introduction Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Mixed Numbers.
  • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining the components of mixed numbers, etc.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Use our Mixed Numbers, Introduction Lesson Plan to demonstrate the components of mixed numbers. Students will learn how to covert from a mixed number into an improper fraction and from an improper fraction to a mixed number.  This interactive lesson includes a fun scavenger hunt that engages critical thinking skills and reinforces understanding.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Begin by explaining to students that fractions can be written different ways.
  2. While reading the content pages, give students additional examples of mixed numbers to help them understand the concepts of converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Have students practice converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions. Instructors should provide problems for students. Students can write their answers on whiteboards, come to the board to solve or write them on their own paper.
  4. Distribute activity recording page to students. Explain the rules of the scavenger hunt to students and set a timer for finding the problems.
  5. Distribute practice page. Reinforce vocabulary. Have students check their answers with a partner.
  6. Distribute the homework page.
  7. Ask students to remember the three steps for converting a mixed number.
  8. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: None for Grade 3 CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.C None for Grade 5

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Subject

Math