# Introducing Mixed Numbers

Students are introduced to the equivalence between top heavy fractions and mixed numbers through the use of diagrams.  As learning progresses they learn how to use written methods to convert between the two.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to use diagrams to convert a mixed number to a top heavy fraction.
• Most students should be able to use written methods to convert between mixed numbers and top heavy fractions.
• Some students should be able to convert between decimals, percentages, mixed numbers and top heavy fractions.

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