John McMullan

Head of Mathematics

Last lesson: mixed and improper fractions

Objectives: how to convert mixed fractions into improper fractions


Mixed fraction: A whole number and a fraction combined into one “mixed” number. Example: 1½ (one and a half) is a mixed fraction.

Improper fraction: A fraction where the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number). So it is usually “top-heavy”. Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are improper fractions.

Equipment you will need:

  • paper
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • Multiplication table

Main: watch the video

Assessment: watch the videos, answer the questions then check your answers

Avoid using a calculator if you can.

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