Today we are going to learn about improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Have a look at the in focus question below.
Yesterday we learnt about mixed fractions and an improper fraction.
Is it true that is a mixed fraction? How do you know?
How can we turn this into an improper fraction?
Can you remember what an improper fraction is?
That’s right, it is a fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator.
If five fifths is 1 whole one, we already have 5 fifths so to make six fifths we need an extra fifth.
If you know your times table facts, you will know that 10 divided by 2 is 5 so if we carry out the same calculation for the numerator, we know that 6 divided by 2 would be 3.
Now complete the guided practice questions above.
Remember an improper fraction should have a greater numerator than the denominator.
A mixed number will have a whole number followed by a fraction.
To simplify a fraction, you need to think about what numbers are divisible by both the numerator and denominator as we have to keep the same rule for both numbers.
Now complete worksheet 2 in your home learning book and send a picture of your work on Seesaw.