**WHAT WILL WE BE LEARNING THIS UNIT**

- Relate improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions

- Demonstrate an understanding of ratio, concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

- Demonstrate an understanding of percent (limited to whole numbers), concretely, pictorially and

symbolically.

Concretely: Using manipulative's

Pictorially: Using drawings

Symbolically: Using numbers

**FRACTION REVIEW**

We began our unit with a brief refresher on fractions

- Fractions are numbers that tell about equal parts of a whole. A fraction is named by the number of equal parts.All of the parts of a whole must be equal sizes, meaning all the parts are the same size.
- The numerator is what you are identifying. It is the top number in the fraction.

- The denominator is the total number of pieces in the whole or the total in the set. It is the bottom number in the fraction.

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**MIXED NUMBERS AND IMPROPER FRACTIONS**

__Improper fractions__have a top number larger than (or equal to) the bottom number.__Mixed numbers__have a whole number and a fraction together.

example: 2 1/2 is a mixed number

5/2 is an improper fraction

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http://www.mathsisfun.com/improper-fractions.html Check out this link for a great overview on what we were learning.

Once students were able to convert between fractions, we then spent a lot of time learning how to decide which fractions are bigger when given two or more to order. We then spent time putting them on a number line to show the differences.

**COMPARING MIXED AND IMPROPER FRACTIONS**Once students were able to convert between fractions, we then spent a lot of time learning how to decide which fractions are bigger when given two or more to order. We then spent time putting them on a number line to show the differences.

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**EQUIVALENT RATIOS**

Ratios are equivalent because they have the same meaning ex: the items being compared are in the same proportion.

We can find equivalent ratios by multiplying or dividing both sides by the same number.

This is similar to finding equivalent fractions.

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**PERCENTS**

Percent is another name for hundredths. A percent is a special ratio that compares a number to 100.

We can us fractions, decimals and percents to describe comparisons.

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