(KS2, Year 3)
A mixed fraction is a type of fraction
A mixed fraction 'mixes' a whole number with a proper fraction
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a proper fraction as "a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction; a mixed number."
Examples of Mixed Fractions
Here are some examples of mixed fractions:
Visualizing Mixed Fractions
A useful way of visualizing fractions
is to picture it as a cake being cut into equal parts.
For mixed fractions, there is at least one whole cake, with some slices left over to make part of another whole cake:
Here is an interactive widget
to help you learn about the types of fractions.
What Is a Fraction?
is a part of a whole number.
Fractions consist of a numerator
and a denominator
There are three different types of fractions:
The Size of Mixed Fractions
An mixed fraction is always greater than 1.
It has at least one whole number (1) and then a fraction more.
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