Check out this cool comic strip about two friends who play a fraction math game.
What if I want to find the sum, or total by adding two improper fractions. That's when the numerator is greater than the denominator!
Sure, why not? I hope it's about fractions!
Hey, Bob! Do you want to play a math game with me?
Do you know the difference between the numerator and the denominator in a fraction?
Yes, the numerator is the top numnber in a fraction. It shows how many parts we have. The denominator is the bottom number, it shows the whole number
Did you know that in order to add or subtract fractions, you have to make a common denominator by multiplying the top and bottom of each fraction by the denominator of the other?
Great question, Bob!
To add two improper fractions, you have to follow these steps. Step 1: Keep the denominator the same. Step 2: Add or subtract the numerators. Step 3: If the answer is an improper form, reduce the fraction into a mixed number
YEAH! LET'S PLAY!
To change a improper fraction to a mixed number, you have to divide the numerator by the denominator. Now are you finally ready to play this game?!!!