Mixed Numbers Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Define mixed numbers and explain what purpose they serve with this lesson plan. An engaging video lesson anchors learning by teaching content in a fun way with plenty of guided examples for students to follow. Finish up with a game and quiz to make learning stick.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • explain the purpose of mixed numbers
  • identify mixed numbers
  • convert improper fractions into mixed numbers


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Dice
  • Graham crackers
  • Playing cards (jumbo size if possible, or create your own homemade jumbo size cards with tag board)
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student

Key Vocabulary

  • Mixed number
  • Improper fraction

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.3

Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

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