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# Mixed to Improper

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Math Lesson plans - mixed fractions and improper fractions

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• 3 5/12 ...
• becomes 41/12
• 3 5/12 = 41/12
• Meghan comes to the campfire with 3 5/12 chocolate bars. (She and Jamie had eaten some on their way.)
• How to Convert
• Little Jamie breaks apart all the bars into pieces. Now there are 41/12 chocolate bars. Thanks, Jamie.
• The amount of chocolate has remained the same. Making s'mores may require some more work, but we haven't lost any chocolate.
• Standard Algorithm
• ﻿
• Besides counting up the pieces, we can use a few shortcuts to find an equivalent fraction of a mixed number.
• I will show you how to re-name-inate.
• 12/12 + 12/12 + 12/12 + 5/12 = 41/12
• 12
• Rename the whole number as a fraction(s) that has the same denominator as your partial fraction. Add the fraction piece to the wholes.
• 12
• 12
• 5
• Multiply the whole number by the denominator. Add the old numerator to get a new numerator. Place over denominator.
• (3 x 12) + 5 = 41
• 3
• x
• 5 12
• +
• 41 12
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