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Activity Overview


Fractions with a numerator that is less than the denominator, such as 1/2 or 3/8, are called proper fractions. When the numerator is greater than the denominator, such as 4/3 or 15/2, we call these fractions improper fractions.

In this activity, students will write a fraction story that shows an example of improper fractions. The story may or may not include instructional or explanatory cells. Consider providing students with the scenario they should work from if they need more scaffolding. You can edit the example storyboard and use it as a second template for the assignment.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual



Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a story that uses examples of improper fractions.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the first cell, introduce a mixed fraction.
  3. In the second cell, turn that mixed fraction into an improper fraction.
  4. In the third cell, reiterate the equal numbers.
  5. Use the bottom row to explain the process of changing a mixed number into an improper fraction.
  6. Create visuals for your story using appropriate scenes, items, and characters.
  7. Save and submit your storyboard.


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