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Improper Fractions And Mixed Numbers Worksheet

Improper Fractions And Mixed Numbers Worksheet

Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers worksheet of 42 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the improper fractions and mixed numbers worksheet contains 36 skills based improper fractions and mixed numbers questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 3 applied improper fractions and mixed numbers questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style improper fractions and mixed numbers questions 
  • Answers and a mark scheme for all improper fractions and mixed numbers questions
  • Follows variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers at a glance


A proper fraction is one where the numerator is smaller than the denominator. A mixed number (sometimes called a mixed fraction) has both a whole number part and a proper fraction part. An improper fraction is one where the numerator is larger than the denominator ; they are informally known as top-heavy fractions. 


In order to carry out fraction arithmetic it is useful to be able to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction, and vice versa. For example, to convert 2 and a fifth into an improper fraction we have to write the whole number 2 in fifths. We know that 5 fifths make a whole, so 10 fifths will make 2 whole numbers. Adding 10 fifths to 1 fifth we get 11 fifths, so 2 and the mixed number 2 and a fifth is equivalent to the improper fraction of 11 fifths. 


In order to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number we need to divide the numerator by the denominator. For example, to convert 7 quarters from an improper fraction to a mixed number, we need to divide 7 by 4. 4 goes into 7 once leaving a remainder of 3 quarters. So the improper fraction of 7 quarters is equivalent to the mixed number 1 and 3 quarters.


Looking forward, students can then progress to additional number worksheets, for example a percentage worksheet or a rounding worksheet.



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