Hands on Activities to Teach Writing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions?

Answer Younger students are often confused by fractions because they seem counter-intuitive. They wonder why multiplying fractions will often give products that are smaller than the factors and why 1/8 is... Read More »

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How to Decide to Use Improper Fractions or Mixed Numbers?

Confused about when you should write a mixed number like 33/8, or an "improper" fraction like 27/8? Here is exactly when you should use each form, and why.

How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions?

This article explains how to convert a number in the form a b/c (mixed) to a form (ac+b)/c (improper).

How to Turn Improper Fractions Into Whole Numbers?

An improper fraction is defined as a fraction whose numerator (top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (bottom number). This is also called being "top-heavy." An improper fraction i... Read More »

How to Rename Mixed Numbers as Fractions?

When you work with fractions and mixed numbers, sometimes you need to convert the figures so that you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the figures properly. An improper fraction is a fraction ... Read More »