# INSTRUCTIONS

Fraction to Mixed with Circle Models uses circles to demonstrate 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 , 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 <EXPLAIN> and <SHOW INPUT> unchecked you can ask your students to write a number sentence that explains the picture.

With <EXPLAIN> and <SHOW COLOR> unchecked you can ask your students how the circle should be shaded.

Suggestions:

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.

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.

With <EXPLAIN> and <SHOW INPUT> unchecked you have the opportunity to ask the student to write a math statement that shows the fraction form and mixed form from the fraction model.

WINDOWS COMPUTERS

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.