Identifying Fractions

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Mathematics
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

In this lesson, students will learn about proper, improper, and mixed fractions.

Goals

Students will learn:
About proper fractions
About improper fractions
About mixed fractions

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have one.

Then, you will explain to the students about proper, improper, and mixed fractions.

Examples:

Proper Fractions - The numerator, which is the top number, is smaller than the denominator, which is the bottom number. Example: 2/5

Improper Fractions - The numerator is larger than the denominator. Example: 13/2

Mixed Fractions - Mixed Fractions have a whole number and a fraction. Example: 1 2/3

After that, you will pass out the worksheet so that students can work on them independently.

Worksheet - Identifying Fractions

Directions: Write proper, improper, or mixed beside the following fractions.

1. 5/4 =

2. 15/24 =

3. 1 3/8 =

4. 2 8/13 =

5. 31/2 =

6. 48/9 =

7. 3/7 =

8. 54/3 =

9. 14/3 =

10. 7/9 =

11. 1/3 =

12. 4/9 =

13. 2 3/10 =

14. 49/8 =

15. 7/48 =

16. 8/9 =

17. 17/9 =

18. 256/265 =

19. 135/163 =

20. 2/87 = Answer Sheet = 1. 5/4 = Improper

2. 15/24 = Proper

3. 1 3/8 = Mixed

4. 2 8/13 = Mixed

5. 31/2 = Improper

6. 48/9 = Improper

7. 3/7 = Proper

8. 54/3 = Improper

9. 14/3 = Improper

10. 7/9 = Proper

11. 1/3 = Proper

12. 4/9 = Proper

13. 2 3/10 = Mixed

14. 49/8 = Improper

15. 7/48 = Proper

16. 8/9 = Proper

17. 17/9 = Improper

18. 256/265 = Proper

19. 135/163 = Proper

20. 2/87 = Proper

Grading

Each problem is worth five points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F



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