# Lesson: Mixed Numbers

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### Lesson Objective

Students will identify and represent mixed numbers.

### Lesson Plan

Do Now

Tell students to record the meaning of "mixed number" in math journals:

A mixed number is the sum of a whole number and a proper fraction.

Opening

State objective

Explicitly tell students that a mixed number is a whole number and a fraction.

Direct Instruction

Show example of mixed number on the white board.

As a mixed number

 = 1 1 3

"One and one-third"

Use fraction circles to model 1 1/3.  Show 1-whole circle and 1/3 circle beside it.  Explain how each part of the model related to each part of the mixed number.  Is the whole amount greater than or less than 1?  Allow for a student to answer greater than 1.

Guided Practice

Model for students how to write the following as a mixed number.

*Be sure to address the fact that 1 whole is ten-tenths.

Independent Practice

Distribute Mixed Number Practice Sheet.
Allow time for students to complete the Mixed Number Practice Sheet.

Closing
Discuss answers to Mixed Number Practice Sheet.

### Lesson Resources

 IP Mixed Number Practice Sheet 3