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Fraction to Mixed with Number Line Models uses number lines 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 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 7. 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 number line. 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 number line should be shaded..


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

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.


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