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Improper to Proper Fraction Conversions

In this lesson plan, students use recipes to investigate how to add two fractions with like denominators to produce improper fractions and then interpret the meaning of the result by converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and finally mixed numbers back to improper fractions. Included are two Cyberchase video clips (Crumpets Recipe and Reclaiming the Power), three worksheets, and two assessments as well as an answer key.
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Contributed by: WNET.ORG Education, Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorWNET.ORG Education, Publisher
    • Publication Date2006
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011 PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation
      http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/terms-of-use/
    • AccessFree access, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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