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Instructions for Mixed Fractions Designer

With Fraction to Mixed with Circles Designer you can design fractions examples that use circle models to picture renaming fractions from fraction form to mixed form.

A mixed fraction is a fraction greater than one (1) that has a whole number part and a fraction number part, such as 1 3/4.

If you enter a fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the value of the denominator, such as seven fourths, the program will show the mixed form of the number(1 3/4).

You can input any fraction with a value less than 5. The denominator must be less than 100. Press the <OK> button and the chosen fraction will appear in mixed form.

On the left is a <SHOW COLOR> check box. Uncheck the box to turn off the red selected parts of the circle. This will allow the learner to select the fraction.

Uncheck the <EXPLAIN> check box to turn off the answer and the explanation. You can ask your students to complete the number sentence.

With <SHOW INPUT> unchecked, the numerator and denominator input boxes will act the same as password input boxes so students will not see the numbers you input.

With <SHOW INPUT> unchecked and <EXPLAIN> unchecked, the learner can write a sentence that shows the fraction form and mixed or whole form.

With <SHOW COLOR> unchecked and <EXPLAIN> unchecked, the student can shade the indicated fraction and write in mixed or whole form.


Besides looking at the number line, there are other methods can be used to arrive at the answer. One method is to see how many 9/9 there are in the fraction 26/9. In this case there are 2 units of 9/9 in 26/9, giving a whole number 2. After 2 units of 9/9 there are 8 more parts, giving a numerator of 8.

Mixed Numbers Example

Another method is to divide the numerator by the denominator. The denominator divides twice into the numerator with a remainder of 8, giving a whole number of 2, a numerator of 8, and a denominator of 9. This method is illustrated below.

By division


You may copy the screen by pressing <Print Screen> on the keyboard. This copies the screen into Windows Clipboard™. The screen can then be pasted into Windows Paint™ or your favorite imaging program. Windows Paint™ will allow you to crop, print, or save the image.

Windows 7 users can use the Snipping Tool™ to capture any part of the screen you wish. These images can be edited and saved in PNG, GIF(recommended) or JPEG formats.


To take a screen shot with the Ipad first press the Sleep/Wake button at the top right of the Ipad. While holding the Sleek/Wake button press and release the round Home button at the bottom of the screen. You should see a photo of the screen by going to the Home page and pressing the Photos icon