# Fraction to mixed with circle models

## Learn or teach by designing your own fraction(improper) form to mixed form examples. All examples are modeled with circles.

# INSTRUCTIONS

With Fraction to Mixed with Circles Designer you can design fractions examples that use circle models to picture renaming fractions from fraction form to mixed form.

A mixed fraction is a fraction greater than one (1) that has a whole number part and a fraction number part, such as 1 ^{3}⁄_{4}.

If you enter a fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the value of the denominator, such as
, the program will show the mixed form of the number(1 ^{3}⁄_{4}).

You can input any fraction with a value less than 5. The denominator must be less than 100. Press the <OK> button and the chosen fraction will appear in mixed form.

On the left is a <SHOW COLOR> check box. Uncheck the box to turn off the red selected parts of the circle. This will allow the learner to select the fraction.

Uncheck the <EXPLAIN> check box to turn off the answer and the explanation. You can ask your students to complete the number sentence.

With <SHOW INPUT> unchecked, the numerator and denominator input boxes will act the same as password input boxes so students will not see the numbers you input.

With <SHOW INPUT> unchecked and <EXPLAIN> unchecked, the learner can write a sentence that shows the fraction form and mixed or whole form.

With <SHOW COLOR> unchecked and <EXPLAIN> unchecked, the student can shade the indicated fraction and write in mixed or whole form.

Suggestions:

Besides looking at the number line, there are other methods can be used to arrive at the answer. One method is to see how many ^{9}⁄_{9} there are in the fraction
^{26}⁄_{9}. In this case there are 2 units of ^{9}⁄_{9} in ^{26}⁄_{9}, giving a whole number 2. After 2 units of ^{9}⁄
_{9} there are 8 more parts, giving a numerator of 8.

Another method is to divide the numerator by the denominator. The denominator divides twice into the numerator with a remainder of 8, giving a whole number of 2, a numerator of 8, and a denominator of 9. This method is illustrated below.

WINDOWS COMPUTERS

Windows users can select any part of the screen by right clicking and selecting "Take a screenshot". Adjust to fit mage you want. This copies the selection into Windows Clipboard™. The screen can then be pasted into Windows Paint™ or your favorite imaging program. Or you can select "Download" which will put the image into your files "Download" folder.

IPADS

To take a screen shot with the Ipad first press the Sleep/Wake button at the top right of the Ipad. While holding the Sleek/Wake button press and release the round Home button at the bottom of the screen. You should see a photo of the screen by going to the Home page and pressing the Photos icon.