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 out the mixed number equivalent to 7/2, ask your student, “How many whole numbers are in 7/2?”
Have your student step on 7/2. Ask how many whole numbers that they can see on the mat before 7/2? Ask how many fraction pieces are left over. Have your student count the halves after the whole number three up to 7/2. Your student will be able to count “one half” Then your student will see that the improper fraction 7/2 is the same as three and one half (½).