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From the Classroom
From the Classroom: Mixed Numbers Made Easy: Building and Converting Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Chris Neumer 

May 2007, Volume 13, Issue 9, Page 488

Abstract:

Mixed Numbers is the focus of this month’s From the Classroom.  The article describes, step by step, how you can help students understand representations for mixed numbers using unifix cubes and pattern blocks.  From the Classroom is a regular department of Teaching Children Mathematics dedicated to sharing knowledge that is generated and used in classroom settings. It serves as a forum for reflective, classroom-centered articles that focus upon issues that arise in  

Keywords:
Grade 5
Article
Math Coordinator / Coach
Numbers and Operations
Teacher
Manipulatives
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Representation