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What is a Fraction?**

**Objectives:**

· To develop an understanding of what a fraction is

· To develop an understanding of proper, improper fractions and mixed numbers

· To practice the conversion of proper, improper fractions and mixed numbers

· To become skillful in what a fraction is as needed for the GED or other educational goals

· To become skillful in changing between improper fractions and mixed numbers as needed for the GED or other educational goals

**Outcomes:**

· To complete correctly an exercise on what a fraction is

· To complete correctly a worksheet converting improper fractions to mixed numbers

**Warm-Up:**

1. To do an on-line exercise on

what a fraction is,click herehttp://www.mrsbogucki.com/cgi-bin/quiz.pl?FILE=fraction .

2. To create a worksheet on

improper and mixed numbers,click herehttp://www.mathbuilder.com/cgi-bin/m.cgi?FT=401&F=FOUR51.

3. If you do not get all the questions correct, you will want to develop your understanding of what a fraction is.

**New Instruction:**

1. To develop your understanding of what a fraction is and how to

convert improper fractions to mixed numbers,click herehttp://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html#sm5. Do Step 1 through Step 4.

2. For continued instruction on

what a fraction is,click herehttp://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/fractions/index.html. Click each of the following five pages, read the explanation and complete the practice. Do the problems in each at 90% correct or better.· Introduction

· More Practice

· Part 2 - Equivalent Fractions

· More Practice

· Part 3 - Equivalent Fractions

**Feedback and Review:**

1. To

reviewthis lesson,click herehttp://www.visualfractions.com/. Do the Identify Fractions section. In each of the five sections read the instructions at the bottom of the page and complete correctly 20 problems at the top of the page and return here.·

Identify Fractions with LinesorIdentify Fractions with Circleswill give instruction and practice in identifying the numerator and denominator.·

Identify Mixed Numbers with LinesorIdentify Mixed Numbers with Circleswill give instruction and practice in identifying the whole number, numerator and denominator.·

Find Grampy:Grampy is hiding and Grammy uses a number line to help you find him.

2. To review

conversion of mixed numbers and improper fractions,click herehttp://www.visualfractions.com/. Scroll down to the Rename Fractions section. In each of the two sections read the instructions at the bottom of the page and complete correctly 20 problems at the top of the page and return here.

· Mixed Numbers to Fractions With Lines or Mixed Numbers to Fractions With Circles will give instruction and practice in renaming from mixed number form to fraction (a/b) form.

**Transfer of Knowledge or
Skills:**

1. To do an on-line exercise on

what a fractionis,click herehttp://www.mrsbogucki.com/cgi-bin/quiz.pl?FILE=fraction .

2. To create a worksheet on improper and mixed numbers,

click herehttp://www.mathbuilder.com/cgi-bin/m.cgi?FT=401&F=FOUR51. If you do not get all the questions correct, go back to the following:·

New Instruction:o

Activity 1http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html#sm5oro

Activity 2http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/fractions/index.htmlor·

Feedback and Review:o Activity 1 http://www.visualfractions.com/

3. When you have successfully completed this activity, go back to the

math home page.