# Improper fractions and mixed numbers

In this teacher-created Year 6 worksheet, your child will learn about improper fraction and mixed numbers, with examples, questions and answers.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 6, 11 Plus

## What is the difference between improper fractions and mixed numbers?

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different ways of representing the same quantity in mathematics, especially in the context of fractions.

Here's the difference:

• Improper fractions have a numerator that is equal to or greater than the denominator.
• Mixed numbers have a whole number part followed by a proper fraction.

## What is an example of an improper fraction?

Here is an example of an improper fraction:

The numerator (top number) is 7, which is bigger than the denominator (the bottom number), which is 4.

## What is an example of a mixed number?

Here is an example of a mixed number:

There is a whole number (1), followed by a fraction.

## How will this improper fractions and mixed numbers worksheet help my child?

This activity was created by an experienced educator with the purpose of helping your child understand the difference between improper fractions and mixed numbers. You can support your child's learning at home by using this downloadable worksheet with visual representations and teacher-created questions and answers.

For more help with fractions, check out our fractions hub, or consolidate this lesson with our interactive tutorial: Recognising mixed numbers and improper fractions.