This week we are working on fractions.

There are 2 kinds of fractions:         proper fractions    and    improper fractions   

  • proper fractions  =  the numerator is smaller than the denominator   1/4 , 1/2 ,  and 3/4         
  • improper fractions = the numerator is larger than the denominator    5/4 , 6/4 , and 9/5  

 Improper fractions can be made into mixed numbers by dividing the denominator into the numerator. 

Mixed numbers can be turned into improper fractions by multiplying the denominator by the whole number                              and then adding the numerator.