Mixed numbers and improper fractions

9 videos
5 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!

Comparing improper fractions and mixed numbers

VIDEO 4:54 minutes
Worked examples comparing improper fractions and mixed numbers

Mixed numbers and improper fractions

VIDEO 9:13 minutes
Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers

Proper and improper fractions

VIDEO 1:41 minutes
Proper and Improper Fractions

Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions

VIDEO 4:26 minutes
Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Mixed numbers: changing to improper fractions

VIDEO 6:43 minutes
Learn how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction.

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
Practice writing a fraction as a mixed number and vice versa.

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.

Unit fractions on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Use unit fractions to think about the location of other fractions on the number line.

Comparing fractions and mixed numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice comparing fractions and mixed numbers that have unlike denominators.

Fractions cut and copy 2

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Decimals and fractions on a number line

VIDEO 1:58 minutes
We're mixing it up by placing both fractions and decimals on the same number line. Great practice because you need to move effortlessly between the two.

Rational numbers on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice placing positive and negative fractions and decimals on the number line.