Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Mixed Numbers topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Mixed Up Fractions
Give each small group of students a set of cards with the numerals 1 through 9 and a card with a fraction bar drawn on it. Then show a set of items to the class, such as three and a quarter oranges. Have each group create the mixed number that represents the set using their cards. Repeat the activity several times and then invite students to come up with their own mixed numbers to challenge the class. Be sure to walk around to different groups and make sure students created their mixed numbers correctly.

Reading the Paper

Name a mixed fraction, such as 4¼. Then have students represent the mixed number in some way. They may want to draw pictures, collect items into a set, or fold pieces of paper and color in equal parts. Encourage students to be creative! Have them share their work with the whole class. How many different ways can the class show a mixed number?

 

Filed as:  Fractions, K-3, Math, Mixed Numbers
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