When writing a mixed number as a fraction, multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator. Make mixed numbers into improper fractions with help from a math author and teacher.

This video helps explain the difference between proper and improper fractions. Story problems and pictures are used to help reinforce the concept. The instructor, in his conversational tone, uses a black screen as a 'chalkboard.' Different colors a...nd pictures are used for clarification. (06:38)[more]

A teacher draws a model showing students how to change a mixed number to an improper fraction. Then the problem is completed using multiplication and addition. ( :53)

In this video learn how to add two fractions that have different denominators without having to find the least common denominator (LCD) first. Explanations of numerator, denominator, and what to do if the denominators in the problem are different a...nd how to make them the same, simplifying improper fractions[more]

Instructor uses a white board to demonstrate how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number. This video shows the student step by step how to convert, this is a great beginning video for students. Video is good quality and good for all students... as a review or initial learning of the topic. (3:10)[more]

From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Hacker has consumed most of the power-supplying Cosmic Crumpets. Only pieces of crumpets are left. The CyberSquad must help Shari Spotter to restore the Frogsnorts wizards’ power by putting the remaining pieces ...of crumpets together, which involves the addition of fractions and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. Then they must share the pieces equally among the seven wizards. (4:30)[more]

From YouTube, produced by The Math Party National Standards Program

This video is from The Math Party National Standards Program and features a rap song to help students remember how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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