Improper Fractions are easy to understand, if you have some one who can explain it in a way that you can understand.
"No concept is beyond the child if it is explained at the child's level."
This lesson can go a lot of ways, it can be a fractions lesson, it can be combined with a measurement lesson, it can be in introduction to more fractions concepts, it can be an introduction to algebra concepts, it can be a lesson on division and multiplication....in the video I was accompanied by a peanut gallery consisting of a 4 and 5 year old and the lesson was for an Autistic child so I kept it simple and we did fractions, measurement and multiplication and division....but above all all we did was COUNT and that's the way we always start.
The fraction has the what kind part and the how many part all in one place, the top tells how numerous the numerator and the bottom tells d'nom, the nom, the name of it: the denominator. When the denominator is bigger than the numerator we call this an improper fraction because there are whole numbers hiding in there...our job is to find out how many. Let's start with 7/2 = ?
Here is a short vid explaining these concepts with comments and button pushing by the four year old:
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