## The Lesson

A mixed fraction is a type of

fraction.
A mixed fraction 'mixes' a whole number with a

proper fraction.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a proper fraction as "a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction; a mixed number."

## Examples of Mixed Fractions

Here are some examples of mixed fractions:

## Visualizing Mixed Fractions

A useful way of

visualizing fractions is to picture it as a cake being cut into equal parts.
For mixed fractions, there is at least one whole cake, with some slices left over to make part of another whole cake:

## Interactive Widget

Here is an

interactive widget to help you learn about the types of fractions.

## What Is a Fraction?

A

fraction is a part of a whole number.
Fractions consist of a

numerator and a

denominator.
There are three different types of fractions:

## The Size of Mixed Fractions

An mixed fraction is always greater than 1.
It has at least one whole number (1) and then a fraction more.