# 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!

### Converting mixed numbers and improper fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### 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.

### Fractions on the number line 2

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### 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.

### Adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Comparing fractions and mixed numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS