TERM: 1ST TERM
CLASS PRIMARY 6
TOPIC: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION OF NUMBERS, DECIMAL AND FRACTION
BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
identify mixed numbers and improper fractions
add and subtract mixed numbers
solve mixed operations of addition and subtraction of fractions
solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions
MIXED NUMBERS AND IMPROPER FRACTIONS
2/5 is known as a proper fraction.
numerator 2 is less than 5; 5 is greater than 2
i.e. the numerator is less than the denominator or the denominator is greater than the numerator.
is less than 1. This fraction is called a proper fraction. Other examples of proper fractions are
Improper fraction: Whenever the numerator is greater than the denominator then we have
an improper fraction.
7/3 is an improper fraction. The numerator (7) is greater than the denominator (3). Further examples of improper fractions are
In each case the numerator (top number) is greater than denominator (bottom number).
Improper fractions can be written as mixed numbers.
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