A proper fraction is a fraction where the numerator (the top number) is less than the denominator (the bottom number). In other words, the value of a proper fraction is always less than 1.

For example, the fractions 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 are all proper fractions because the numerators (1, 3, and 5) are less than their denominators (2, 4, and 6).

To identify whether a fraction is proper, you simply need to compare the numerator and the denominator. If the numerator is less than the denominator, the fraction is proper.

- Understand the definition of a proper fraction as a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator.
- Practice identifying proper fractions from a list of fractions.
- Compare proper fractions to improper fractions to understand the difference.
- Practice converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.

Remember that proper fractions represent values that are less than 1, and they are an important concept in understanding the relationship between numbers and fractions.

.Study GuideMixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

Mixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

Mixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use.