Math & Movement
This floor mat offers a visual opportunity for students to understand the relationships between
fractions greater than one and mixed numbers. For example, to have your student figure the mixed number equivalent to 8/3 ask your student, “How many whole numbers are in 8/3?”
Have your student step on 8/3. Ask how many whole numbers that they can see on the mat before 8/3? Ask how many fraction pieces are left over. Have your student count the thirds after the whole number two up to 8/3. Your student will be able to count “two thirds” Then your student will see that the improper fraction 8/3 is the same as two and two thirds (2/3).