Mixed Numbers with Fraction Tiles

Use a red tile to model a whole. Next, model the fractions 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3. What fraction comes next in the pattern? The next fraction is 4/3. A fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator is called an improper fraction. Improper fractions can be written as a mixed number with a whole and a fraction. So 4/3 can be written as the mixed number 1 1/3.

Mixed Numbers using the Brainingcamp Fraction Tiles virtual manipulative.

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