Mixed Numbers with Pattern Blocks

If a yellow hexagon represents a whole, use blue rhombi to make the fractions 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3. Think about what fraction comes next in the pattern. The next fraction is 4/3. A fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator is called an improper fraction. Improper fractions can be written as a mixed number with a whole and a fraction. So 4/3 can be written as the mixed number 1 1/3.

Mixed Numbers using the Brainingcamp Pattern Blocks virtual manipulative.

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