Shhh! Converting mixed numbers to fractions is simpler than you thought! Take a peek inside this fractions resource...
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This resource contains:
A cheat sheet poster on how to turn mixed numbers into improper fractions
A scaffolded worksheet which breaks down each step and gets students to show their working
A worksheet for practising the quick method of converting to improper fractions
Answer keys for each worksheet
Colour and grayscale versions
I've found that a lot of students I've taught started Fractions units feeling quite daunted and low in confidence. At first, fractions can seem a bit tricky to grasp but I think the best thing is that once students 'click' and realise that there are methods they can use to answer types of questions, the whole topic is suddenly demystified.
I made this cheat sheet as a reference sheet to show how mixed numbers and improper fractions relate and then show the step-by-step process for converting to improper fractions. I've included a few definitions and key mathematical knowledge that students will need to complete the included practice activities.
Hope you find this useful! Happy teaching and learning! :)