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Mixed numbers

5 videos
4 skills
We can often have fractions whose numerators are not less than the denominators (like 23/4 or 3/2 or even 6/6). These top-heavy friends are called improper fractions. Since they represent a whole or more (in absolute terms), they can also be expressed as a combination of a whole number and a "proper fraction" (one where the numerator is less than the denominator) which is called a "mixed number." They are both awesome ways of representing a number and getting acquainted with both (as this tutorial does) is super useful in life! Common Core Standard: 4.NF.B.3c

Mixed numbers: changing to improper fractions

VIDEO 6:43 minutes
What if we wanted to change a mixed number into an improper fraction? How would we go about doing that? Let's see!

Mixed numbers: changing from an improper fraction

VIDEO 4:02 minutes
Let's help our top-heavy improper fraction friend switch over into a mixed number!

Mixed number or improper fraction on a number line

VIDEO 2:12 minutes
Fraction or mixed number...either way you should end up on the same spot on the number line. Give it a try with us.

Adding mixed numbers with like denominators

VIDEO 1:35 minutes
Think of a mixed numbers as a number AND a fraction. You can add numbers....you can add fractions with like denominators. Therefore, you can add mixed numbers! Watch.

Subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators

VIDEO 2:31 minutes
Think of a mixed numbers as a number AND a fraction. You can subtract numbers....you can subtract fractions with like denominators. Therefore, you can subtract mixed numbers! Watch.