  What Are Mixed Numbers?

Definition of mixed numbers: Mixed numbers are type of fractions which have two parts; whole number and proper fraction part. For example; look at the image at the left where a mixed number "one and a quarter" is shown using shapes and then written in standard form. , are more examples of mixed numbers.

## Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

As you already know, that there are three main types of fractions, written below:

1) Proper fractions   2)  Improper fractions and  3) Mixed numbers.

This page focuses on mixed numbers and improper fractions. Many times, students have to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions, which is fairly easy.

Again you have to read the lessons on this page to learn how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa.

Once you have understood the lessons, practice the fractions worksheets given on this page to make yourself perfect on this skill too.

### Lessons to learn mixed numbers and improper fractions [Grade 5  and up]

Below are the key lessons to introduce improper fractions and mixed numbers to students. These lesson are intended for grade five or higher students. Some times grade four students make able to learn these by doing extra work on basic fraction worksheets and lessons.

So let's start with basic lessons to introduce mixed numbers and improper fractions to kids.

Mixed number and improper fractions lesson - 1

This lesson explains the basic concept of mixed numbers and improper fractions by using the basic shapes such as circle, rectangles and triangles.

In this lesson improper fractions and mixed numbers are given and students learn how to draw shapes to represent these fractions.

Once you finished the above basic lessons, print the lessons below. In these lessons you will learn how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number by division method, so do don't have to draw any kind of shapes.

Print next two lessons to learn how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number by dividing the numerator of the improper fraction by its denominator.

The next lesson is to explain how to convert a given mixed number into an improper fraction. Well explain how to multiply the whole number to denominator and then add the numerator to get the numerator of the improper fraction.

Mixed numbers and improper fractions lesson - 5

#### Mixed numbers and improper fraction worksheets for kids

Below are the key worksheets on improper fractions and mixed numbers. Print all of them and practice the skills you developed by doing the lessons given above.

Hence all the lessons and fraction worksheets on mixed numbers and improper fractions. We suggest to kids that they should print all the worksheets and lessons and work on them, instead just reading on the computer screen.

Math is more and more doing and less reading, so do a lots of practice using our worksheets to learn improper fractions and mixed numbers.

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